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.
©2012 Marissa Meyer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
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This book is most definitely aimed at teenage girls or tweens. Some other reviewers have pointed out the several technical problems with the science. I want to talk about the societal problems. First of all I sure hope that in the future we do not still have Kings, Queens and Princes. I know this is a remake of Cindarella, but could she not have fallen in love with a young entrepreneur. Better yet a young step son falls in love with a business Woman. Cinder's android was extremely annoying. We basically have Cyborg's living today and I find it hard to believe they would ever be considered second rate citizens.
IT IS EASIER TO CONVINCE OTHERS OF YOUR BEAUTY IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
Their are several glimpses of good writing and with the flaws should still be enjoyable to young women and must be since it has such good reviews and ratings. I like cyborgs, robots and androids in almost any book. At times I liked Cinder and felt she was a strong female character. At other times I wanted to gag over the constant female teenage talk, but this is aimed for that crowd, not for an old man like me.
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Great audio reader for teens
Definitely, this is a new Divergent or Hunger Games.
This book is great for anyone under the age twenty-five.
Yes, I love political science fiction. There was hardly any violence and lovely imagination the whole way through. Sometimes the "romance" was annoying, but I would totally read it again.
The idea of a mechanic female protagonist intrigued me so I gave this book a listen. It was an entertaining read. Despite all her hardwiring, Cinder is warmly human. She is smart, strong, and incredibly vulnerable. I wish the story's setting included more than the palace and Cinder's apartment and I was a little disappointed in how the ending left me hanging. Answers to secrets were revealed, but if you want resolution don't get your hopes up. Overall I give it a three stars.
the reader of this book is very good. I like the different moods she can put into the story.
I will be getting all of the books of this story line.
yes, but was not able to.
Fun to read
Lowly mechanic Cinder doesn't know she is the one person the whole solar system is searching for.
This is a good listen too if you liked the Hunger Games and the Divergent Series.
I was very skeptical at first but I am so glad I started this series, I am totally Hooked. I had to download Scarlet, book number 2, as I was running on the treadmill this morning because I couldn't wait untill tomorrow.
I had my doubts about this book, but kept seeing all the great reviews. I decided to give it a try. Before I finished the book, I was already downloading the next one. Sci-fi is not my first choice when looking for a new book, but I loved this book. I love the way Meyer twist the old fairy tale with futuristic ideas in this story.
If you start with the title, you might think you have a good idea of where this tale is going. However, you would be wrong; Cinder is so much more. Fairytale, sci-fi, romance, bildungsroman, there is just so much to this story. I have not been so completely captivated by a book is some time. A great read!!!
Cinder is a very unique take on the fairytale genre - transporting it cleverly to a science fiction settings but retaining the storybook feel. Elements of Cinderella, Snow White, and several other fairy tales are cleverly woven into a complete story in a way that makes an engaging story.
Plot: Cinder is a cyborg - considered less than human and very expendable by a prejudiced society. So she exists quietly on the fringes of society, doing mechanical jobs to make money to support her step mother and step sisters. When a chance encounter with Prince Kai leads to the possibility of attending the big ball, will Cinder take the chance? For she may not just be a simple Cyborg and her fairy godmother may know enough about her to change the course of her life. If the evil Queen Levana doesn't get her first.
I liked the science fiction setting and it is very accessible science. There's a bit of the supernatural in a form of the Lunars (who possess psychological powers). And of course you have the cyborgs, androids, and more. I would never have thought anyone could put all that together and make it work but Meyer does manage it.
In all, I liked (but somehow didn't love) the book. To be a 5 star review, I would have liked to see far more depth in the characters. They were just thin enough to never really be able to get into any of them.
Note that I listened to the audible version of this book and the narrator did a decent job.
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