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Cinder

Updated: Mar 29, 2021




Rating

Everything: 4/5

World: 4/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 4/5

Writing: 5/5

Review in one sentence: This YA book mixes Dystopian, Fantasy and Sci-Fi to an amazing world with cyborgs, androids and lunars.

Book:

Author: Marissa Meyer

Pages: 400

Goodreads review: 4.13 (March 2021)

Genre: YA Fantasy/Science Fiction

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.


World:

Cinder lives in new Beijing, which is ruled by an Emperor. The world is quite unique, we have the Lunars, who live on the moon and who have magical powers. On the other side is the earth, a few countries who work together and try to find a way to prevent war with the Lunars. Also we have a lot of new technic and futuristic elements.


Characters:

We know a lot about Cinder, how she feels and tries to life in a country who looks down on her cause she survived. I can see her motivations clearly and really understand her. I wish I could understand kai a little bit better. We saw his work and how he talked with Cinder, but we don’t really have a lot of characteristics. I hope that changes in the next books.


Plot:

So we have quite a few plot lines, how cinder fixes Kais Android, the plague which seems to have no impact on cinder, her new car and these things alone would make a great book, but I think you could put them together a little bit better and some things are a little unrealistic. Like cinders time management.


Writing:

Her writing is awesome, you can get trough it very well and it is a very fast read.


Extras:

This book is problematic, cause it includes racism. If you want to know more here are some links:

https://problematicauthors101.tumblr.com/post/159460957637/author-marissa-meyer

https://fuckyourracism.tumblr.com/post/96243588412/marissa-based-this-future-after-a-world-war

Escpially Isanah explained it really well and objective in my opinion.


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