This reworking of the Cinderella story is delightfully creative. I enjoyed the world that Marissa Meyer created (Cinderella as cyborg, Lunar people who are enslaved,etc.) and cannot wait for what she does in the second book. Narrator does a great job!
Cinder was a great book! I wasn't sure, never read anything by Marissa Meyer before, but I wasn't disappointed! The narrator, Rebecca Soler was outstanding! The different voices she used brought the story to life! If you're into futuristic fantasy, I think you'll enjoy! Now I'm looking forward to the ensuing titles in the Lunar Chronicles.
Imaginative re-working of the Cinderella tale, sure, but it just didn't grab me. The original tale is still timely enough. The most telling thing I can say about this book is that I didn't finish it; in fact, didn't make it through Part 1. Using the 'so many books, so little time' rule, I'm leaving this one behind without regret.
Despite a number of positive reviews, I found the book and the performance pretty boring. If I had realized that this is really a book for teenagers or younger I wouldn't have purchased. It's not that the retelling of the Cinderella story was juvenile, but the way the story was written and presented was. This is the first time I have disliked a book enough to not finish listening.
Psychology doctoral student, making time to read (and now listen!) as much as possible.
Futuristic version of Cinderella that hooked me right in initially and gave me high hopes for its outcome (especially with my love for redone fairy tales, robot stories, dystopian societies, etc) - but it quickly got drawn out and predictable. I spotted the huge "twist" everyone is raving about back in the 3rd chapter. I kind of want to read/listen to the other books to find out what happens, but just from the descriptions, I can tell it's going to be 2 more books of drawn out, slow action. I'll just wait until the inevitable movies are made.
Cinder has been my favorite book so far, and I can't wait to start Scarlet.
I really like how you picked up on the original story, but it was more than that. Yes, it's set in a fictitious future, but who Cinder is and how she evolves is a much deeper process. I like how it can be retrospective as well.
I couldn't figure out how she was a "princess" until later in the story and I like how that thread was woven.
The different voices and accents really give the characters life and more of a personality.
The title I wrote.
Yes I would. I enjoyed every minute of the story. The villeins are dastardly and the heroine could be any of us trying to make it through life.
Cinder. I felt connected to her and cared about her misfortunes. The character came to life in the reading.
No idea, but I would love to see this as a movie. I think having a female heroine would appeal to do many girls and women. It is difficult to do the right thing sometimes, but Cinder comes through.
The book started as a twist on the Cinderella story but took on some strange and fun twists. I really enjoyed it and think the narration was a big plus.
The ratings on Cinder intrigued me. Another Cinderella story (really?).... I was not expecting to like it so much. Even tho' I could predict the plot, I still was "glammed". Can't wait to get the next book and follow Cinder as she discovers just who she is.