Book Review: Cinder

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a wonderful book about a half cyborg half human girl who discovers that she is the key to saving the world.

Admittedly I read this entire book in what was essentially one sitting. I do believe that had an impact on how I felt about this book. What I mean by that is I really felt like this book dragged on and even worse I feel like Meyer was well aware of that because the story seamed to be a little bit crazy. The middle of the story in particular was kind of hard to follow because of everything that was happening.

My only other major critique of this book is that it is written at quite a low level for the material that it covers.  If you’re lomeyer20pic20credit20kali20raisloking for a light read with a familiar story then this is probably a good thing for you. However when I picked this book up I was hoping to be stimulated. Mostly because the story covers some fairly mature material.

Don’t get me wrong this was a great story and an incredibly detailed. Meyers doses a wonderful job of creating an entire world in the short space of this book. Not only does she describe the appearance of the changed world but she also explores the details of social classes and eventually the relationships between the different groups of people.  I found that this story very interesting and one of the more unique takes on the “Cinderella story.”

When I first read the summary on the back of the book I was nervous about reading a book that (source) included  space  robots and was still supposed to be a Cinderella story, but Meyer uses the different aspect of the main character in an refined way that is not at all what I was expecting when I read that it was about space robots.

Overall I would recommend this book to someone who is interested in young adult fantasy/ sci-fi that is looking for a fairly light read.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Cinder

  1. I had an opposite first reaction to the book, but I completely agree with you about the critiques for it. Reading it was interesting, though not stimulating. It felt appropriately like a young adult novel to read when you’re bored.

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  2. Very well written book review. This is not the book I choose and I am kind of glad because it seems to be very lengthy and like you said not a whole lot of substance. It does seem like an interesting spin on the whole Cinderella story though.

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  3. Although I read Ash, I also feel like the books were a little crazy. They needed more detail to answer the questions I still had but less detail in certain aspects. Basically I left unsatisfied by the read.

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