Jo’s Book Review- Cinder by Marissa Meyer


Author: Marissa Meyer

Series: The Lunar Chronicles

Followed by: Scarlet

Page count: 550

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.


Omigosh! I loved Cinder. It was cute, romantic and so SO interesting. It lived up to all the hype bookstagram and my friends made.

Cinder, as a character is amazing. All throughout the story, I loved her. Unlike the majority of YA female protagonist, I didn’t see her take any decision which didn’t make sense and was totally uncalled for. She felt very real, which is huge compliment coming from me. Other character, Kai was another of my favourite character. He was cute and charming and was everything an ideal character should have. Actually I liked every character, even the villians from the book.

Cinder has one of the best romance. They were so sweet together!! I absolutely adore them. My shipper heart ships them so hard.

The story is very original, inspite of the fact that it is a retelling of Cinderella. It’s totally fresh and innovative. It is fast paced. I loved it so MUCH.

However I wasn’t much impressed by the ‘plot twists’. Maybe they weren’t even supposed to be twists. Me and everyone predicted them so easily.
Cinder is definitely one of the best reads of 2017.

Rating- 4.6/5


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