(Lunar Chronicles #1)
by Marissa Meyer
Edition: Hardcover (387 Pages)
January 3rd 2012
by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Bought Myself
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.
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.
Well let me first start out by saying I loved this book. A Faity-Tale retelling of Cinderella, in a futuristic world with a plague going around. Yes sounds like the perfect book to me.
The Story take place in Behjing called the eastern common wealth. It is a place were all the countries of the world decided to make peace. This world is pretty amazing, it set in the future so they cyborg and androids within it.
Then there is also the fact that there is people living on the moon. They are not regular people though their like a new race called lunars. They have an evil queen who has been threatening war on earth unless certain demands are met. Her character in this book made me think a lot of the any evil queen from any story book. She wants things her way and thats it, she doesn't care who she has to murder to get things done her way.
The Lunars escape to Earth to run away from their queen. History shows that whenever people are introduced to each for the first time sickness spreads. That is exactly what happens in this case they bring a terrible plague with them that really has no cure. It also has no patterns on who it hits.
The main character Cinder I really enjoyed reading. I loved how shes a tom-boy but not to tuff. She is a mechanic and she also part cyborg. Being cyborg is not a good thing in this world though you are often looked down upon and are thought of as lesser. Besides all that I think that shes had to go through a lot of different things in life and deserves respect.
The Fairy-Tale retelling aspect of this book was really well done. I loved the unique twists that were added to the storyline. It made it so you weren't reading the same story again.
So since this book is a retelling of Cinderella of there is a prince. His name is Prince Kai, and I have to say he is prince charming. He is rather young but he is smart and reasonable with the choices he makes within this book.
Prince Kai and Cinder don't have a huge lovey dovey relationship within this book. Which works just fine. They don't jump into things to fast which can often bring a lot of books down. They were really still just in the liking phase when this book ends. I really want to read more about the two of them.
My other favorite character besides Cinder was Iko she is Cinder's android with a personality that is kind of out there. I really think she helped the book be more funny and also entertaining. Shes a great character and I loved reading about her.
This book is now one of my favorites. It world is different than anything I've read. The characters within it had good description and good character building. I loved this book and I think its a book that every one should read at least once.
I gave this book 5 out 5 bats.