Just like Illuminae, Cinder was recommended to me from a friend so I thought I might as well give it a go.
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.
Taken from goodreads
So I am personally not all that into fairytale retellings but almost instantly I loved the way that this traditional story was being told in this book. It has not only brought Cinderella into the future but actually – for me anyway – made it interesting to read about.
Cinder as a main character I actually found to be fun to read about and to learn more about her. In her universe cyborgs are seen down upon and it was to see how she was able to try and overcome this, but not only that try and use her parts to her advantage in everyday life.
However it wasn’t just the main character that was the star of the show for me. The side characters played a super important role in making this book as good as it is. Kai, the step sisters, the step mother and even Iko all played a great part and made the story that much better.
The only downside I found was that the book was quite predictable, especially from the beginning. It took me forty four pages to basically be able to predict a surprise outcome at the end and for me that shouldn’t happen in a book, especially not in the first few chapters.
Even though I knew the surprise at the end it was the journey that kept me going to the end and I just wanted more from everyone and to try and find out more about literally everything.