Teen Book Review – Elizabeth

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Genre: Teen Fantasy

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

Sixteen year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past and is reviled by her stepmother.  But when her life becomes interwoven 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. Becuase there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for.”

Nowadays, the movies and media are just redoing classic fairytale stories because they can’t think of anything else. Diving into this story, I thought it was just going to be a repetition, but Marissa Meyer took it to a whole new level. With a generation of robots and moon people, she managed to cover up the original plot of Cinderella and twisted it a way that you can only pick it out if you look closely. It may be predictable, but it’s a fun read overall. This is the first installment if the Lunar Chronicles.

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