Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Narrated by Rebecca Soler
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Cinder is such an amazing story! Marissa Meyer’s retelling of Cinderella as a cyborg is a fresh unique spin with wonderful storytelling. I’m not a sci-fi fan but trust me when I tell you that it’s not a requirement to love this novel. Cinder lives with her step mother and sister after her adopted father passed away. He adopted her after a terrible accident that left her so near death they added cyborg parts to replace limbs she lost, so she could pull through. This is why I feel like you don’t have to love sci-fi because when someone loses a limb we can replace it with a prosthetic part right? Well in Cinder it’s similar only it’s much more advanced. Cinder is treated as a second class citizen because she is cyborg and after her step-father passes away her stepmother sees her as a burden and wishes she could just get rid of her. Cinder goes without the comforts her sister gets and spends her days working as a mechanic.
Cinder enjoys working because it keeps her away from her step mother and she a really great mechanic. What seemed like a routine day quickly changes when Prince Kai walks into her shop needing her to fix his personal robot. Cinder is stunned to see the prince in her shop but also that he seems so kind to her and doesn’t appear to notice she is cyborg. Cinder has always kept a level head about the prince and unlike most girls she doesn’t swoon for him. She decides to help him but instead of a simple task she finds herself falling for him. Hello handsome prince, I would fall for him too! Cinder has a lot to lose, but will also find out who she truly is and how she can change the future. I will warn you that Cinder ends on a CRAZY cliffhanger but fear not that the story will continue in Scarlet the next book in the series which will be published in 2013. If you are thinking that seems too long then you can catch Glitch the prequel free online.