whole new take on Cinderella well surprisingly good I was not expecting it to be butt couldn't help it if you want a new take on Cinderella or somebody's fairy tales definitely worth a listen or read
I loved the whole book. I have read the series 5 times and this book at least 6. I recommend this to every one. It was amazing. I love Marissa Meyers storytelling and how Rebecca Soler reads the story
I wasn’t sure about this book as it kept on popping up as a good read for me in Audible, eventually I decided to give it a chance mostly because I’m always happy to read dystopic books that are not set up in the US, and I’m happy I did.
Starting in a futuristic “New Beijing” this is the story of a cyborg girl named Cinder, but while the story of Cinderella lingers in the background with a few story threads pointing to it, the story of Cinder the simple mechanic Cyborg girl who finds herself in the midst of a royal galactic diplomatic incident takes you off on a wile adventure.
I like Cinder she is a great heroine she is capable, smart and witty, I like the different characters she ends up surrounding herself with, most of which have their own threads pointing to other fairytale stories, the world she lives in is interesting and different to most dystopic stories, and the story line is great, with a lot of things happening all the time.
This is a great futuristic series that is fun to read (with or without the fairytale reference) .
I agree with the other reviewers who say this is a young adult novel where the plot has lots of holes. It's all pretty predictable and I didn't find the ending surprising much. However, the story is creative and interesting. So much so that I will probably spend a credit on the sequel.
making the story follow the story of Cinderella made it predictable. this story could have stood on its own two feet, but instead followed a predictable, known path.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the narrator did awesome! She made it interesting to listen to and made it easy to follow along when there are multiple people having a conversation. I am already planning to finish this series.
The best part about Cinder was the world building and how much thought was put into the different nods to Cinderella. I felt fully immersed in the world from chapter one, and really liked how it was built upon throughout the story
The ending was prety predictable (the twist that happened I had guessed at around chapter 10 or so) but the way we got to the ending was great. The last seven chapters, my attention was totally grasped and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. The middle was a bit of a trek though, and had me questioning whether or not I'd want to continue the series, but in the end it was worth it to get to the ending
Iko definitely! And Cinder.
It was a good book. I think the middle suffered from being way too slow paced, and I was waiting for all of the reveals to show up a lot sooner than they did, but overall the read was satisfying and I would recommend it to anyone who loves alternate fairy tales, steam punk, sci fi and fantasy.
I absolutely loved this story, which is a futuristic retelling of Cinderella. The narrator was wonderful, making each character distinct. I have already bought the next audio book in the series and am looking forward to listening to it.