Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Cinder by Marissa Meyer // the most original retelling I've ever come across

Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Warnings: disease, death
Rating: 4 stars
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Cinder is the most original retelling I've ever come across. With all the hype for this series, it's a wonder that it took me 4 years to finally start.

The concept is just so mind blowingly brilliant. The futuristic setting is gorgeous and if Cinder as a character wasn't interesting enough, she also happens to be a cyborg.

I loved all the nods to the Cinderella story, but the writing style was nothing special and the ending felt unsatisfactory as it highlighted the fact that this is very much a series. But the general opinion seems to be that the series improves with every book so we shall see how the rest plays out.
Diversity Note: Mixed race Asian/Caucasian protagonist

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