Book Review: Cinder

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy; Science Fiction; Retelling; Romance

Rating: 5 stars


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.


There are some books that are incredibly popular and well loved by the majority of people, but they still have their haters. There are still people who didn’t understand why the book is so great- that, for some reason, found fault in the book.
Cinder is not one of those books. I have literally never heard anything bad about this series.
Thank goodness I decided to reread it. It’s been so long since I read this book- going on 4 years now. Diving back into this world was magical. I got to feel what it was like to know these characters like the back of my hand; I got to feel what they felt; I got to build the world around me, seeing it as Cinder does; and on top of that, I had new knowledge that first timers don’t have (I won’t say what because of spoilers).
The Lunar Chronicles is hands down one of my favorite series ever, just after Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Throne of Glass (I’m excluding trilogies). It’s one of those series that you carry with you forever, never forgetting the love you had for the characters and the story itself. Cinder is truly exceptional, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a heart.

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