Review: Cinder

Posted 19th July 2019 by Emma in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: CinderCinder by Marissa Meyer
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Also by this author: Scarlet , Cress, Winter, Heartless
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Also in this series: Scarlet , Cress, Winter
Published by MacMillan Audio on 3rd January 2012
Genres: Fairytale, Fantasy, Retellings, Science Fiction
Length: 10 hours and 3 minutes
Format: Audible
Source: I bought it
Amazon Kindle

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl....

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

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I love a retelling and I have heard lots about this series. Thankfully this did not disappoint.

This book is set in the future, in New Beijing. A fourth world war has happened and we are now in peace times, well at least between the countries on Earth. Yes not everyone lives on earth. There are people living on the Moon. They are called Lunars. The Queen of Lunar is not content with Lunar and wants to take over earth too.

Cinder is a mechanic. She’s also a cyborg. In this world, cyborgs are treated like second class citizens. Cinder lives with her step-mum and stepsisters. I really like Cinder. She is intelligent, spunky and determined. She’s a great main character.

I also really liked Kai. While he was a Prince he was very down to earth and knows his own mind. I was very impressed with him and the way he handled himself.

I also loved the androids in this book. Nancy and Ico are such unique characters! I loved both of them but we did get to see more of Ico so I may be biased when I say she was my favourite.

There are so many things I loved about this book but it’s hard to talk about this book without giving away spoilers but it was SO good! I raced through this book and couldn’t wait to start the next one! I can’t recommend it highly enough.

About Marissa Meyer

I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my husband and beautiful twin daughters. Represented by Jill Grinberg. Learn more about me and my upcoming books at


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