Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

downloadBook: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Author: Marissa Meyer

Plot: Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation. (official synopsis)

Ratings: 5/5


Cindrella never looked this better with nuts & bolts

Was I sleeping? How could I miss this series?

If nothing, one has to really applaud the brilliance of the whole concept and theme of the story. Cinder is retelling the story of cindrella and I am in awe of how despite picking up a dystopian world and a cyborg for the central character, the author has managed to make it a perfect modern day Cindrella fairy tale. It seems the author has taken every tiny part into consideration as nothing felt out of place and still in spite of knowing how the story will wrap up, you still was curious and intrigued by the turn of events

I think no one has ever done justice to fairy tale retelling as much as the author has done. It is like she has thought of everything. The step mom, late father figure, the royal ball, the chores, the slipping of the foot…. WOW !! Simply WOW

The story developed is perfectly justifying the dystopian theme, concept of cyborg, along with the classic fairy tale of CIndrella. Cyborg and cindrella were not the two worlds that I ever hoped to see together but apparently it can be done and that too beautifully

The nuisances and the details to the basic plot is what make this book, a perfect rendition. The story has lot more going to it than basic Cinderella story. There are lot of layers to the story and yet is narrated with a perfection and simplicity that draws you into the book.

The first two pages did kind of make my head go into spiral with all the mechanical words and description of our cyborg girl but then the tongue loosens up and you are able to relish this book with ease.

If you are looking for something different then pick this book just to see how the author has brilliantly adapted the classic Cinderella story into such a believable and absorbing dystopian novel. Characters, the basic plot and the narration are absolutely impressive and the book to me was a pleasant surprise and a fun joyous ride.


Official book trailer


13 thoughts on “Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

    1. Even i have fallen in love with the series. In fact so much that i have ordered Scarlet and Cress and i am praying for early release of winter.. πŸ˜‰ it truly is different in its treatment and concept..


    1. Even i kept seeing this on every reading list and did not pay much attention until now… i was really impressed by the treatment and the way cindrella story was used in a dystopian set up πŸ˜‰ Hope you are able to pick it up soon and enjoy as much as i did

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    1. So true… I have already ordered both scarlet and cress and can’t wait to read them. In fact I had ordered them right after two chapters of cinder….i was that impressed with the book…truly it has become my favourite too

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