Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Review by Gabi L.
Marissa Meyer’s Cinder is an intriguing story based loosely the Cinderella fairytale. As the first book in her trilogy, Meyer explores the relationship between “Earthans”, who life on Earth, and Lunars, people who live on the moon in space and have adapted mind control abilities. Cinder is a 16-year-old girl who lives on Earth with her abusive step-family. She has learned to adapt as a cyborg and an outcast in a world of humans. Cinder is a very skilled mechanic and eventually her reputation leads for the prince to request her help. She unwillingly commits to helping his cause and becomes invested in the intergalactic conflict between the Earthans and the Lunars.
I am a major fan of the original Cinderella story, so I had high expectations for this book and Marissa Meyer definitely surpassed those expectations. Cinder kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the novel as the story pulls you into Cinder’s world and provides readers with a view into an alternate world as an outcast and as someone who is even unwelcome in their own home. What makes this book even more enjoyable is how likable Cinder is as a character as I was always hoping for the best for her throughout the story.