Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

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 Princ...


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TitleCinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
ISBN9780312641894
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance
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Reviews Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

  • Steph Sinclair
    1970-01-01
    Why? WHY DIDN'T I READ THIS BOOK SOONER?! It was so AWESOME! MY EMOTIONS!!Let me go ahead and get this out of the way. I loved this book. Why in the world did I procrastinate with reading it? I've had Cinder sitting on my Kindle for a few months now and I continued to put it off over and over again. What a HUGE mistake! I even had the nerve to go into my local bookstore twice, pick Cinder up, and put it right back down. But all that doesn't reall...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    1970-01-01
    wow. wow. WOW.I went into this book not expecting to like it. I'm not sure why, but this book completely surprised me!
  • Emily May
    1970-01-01
    “I'm sure I'll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.” In this, my third attempt to read Cinder, I finally made it to the end. But I find myself wishing I hadn't bothered. Going into this book, I thought it was fair to expect a light, probably unremarkable, but ultimately entertaining read. I did not come to this book wanting my mind to be blown with science or to be taken to another world ...
  • Tatiana
    1970-01-01
    As seen on The ReadventurerLet me first give credit where credit is due. A cyborg Cinderella? Wow! It's a bold premise. I applaud Marissa Meyer for thinking this up. In this re-envisioning of the fairy tale, Lihn Cinder is a cyborg, meaning, she is almost half mechanical - she has prosthetic hands and a foot, a big chunk of her internal organs are wired into her body. Cinder is a mechanic in New Beijing, the capital of the Eastern Commonwealth, a...
  • Khanh (the meanie)
    1970-01-01
    I guess I'm on a year-end quest to be the last person to read popular series. Last week: Hunger Games. This week: Cinder.Or not. I hated it. No binging this series, sorry, dear friends. You may think it's harsh that I give this book one star when there was nothing offensive about it, but considering the hype, I expected far, far more than that we were given.Before reading the book, I knew why it came highly recommended to me; in theory, this book...
  • Kassidy
    1970-01-01
    *4.5*This was amazing!! Why didn't anyone tell me to read it sooner?! Just kidding.. The world and characters are so great, I can't wait to continue on in the series.
  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    1970-01-01
    *mild spoilers* Cyborgs!!!! *squeeaaaal*Androids!!!! *squeeaaaal*New Beijing!!!! *squeeaaaal*Cinderella!!!!! *sque—uhm, I’m more of a Beauty and the Beast girl. But not bad. Cinder was one helluva ride for me. Saying that it was a special one is an understatement. Why I call it special? Because of the ups and downs it had. If you read my Kindle notes for this review you’d thing I’m suffering of DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). What d...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    1970-01-01
    Re-Read On Audio! I love the narrator =)I'm still loving Cinder, Iko and Prince Kai. I loved one of Cinder's sisters but the other one and her stepmom. Ugggg. Cinder being a cybor-mechanic is too cool! There is a deadly disease going around and it kills so many people. They are trying to find a cure by doing some evilness. Cinder gets to meet Prince Kai and sigh, I felt so happy for her. Then there is Queen Levana from Luna. Don't even want to ta...
  • Katerina
    1970-01-01
    “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” Once Upon a Time,there was an avid reader (let's call her K) who thought she was very clever but she couldn't be more wrong.You see,she'd heard about a futuristic version of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic that everyone seemed to love but she refused to read it,because she was skeptical and a little prejudiced.One day she read the first page but when she came to the...
  • Maram
    1970-01-01
    This is my 2nd read from Marissa Meyer (after Heartless) and I can finally conform that I'd happily read any book written by her because THIS. WAS. YAS. PLOT: Cinder is a Cinderella retelling but with a sci-fi/dystopian twist as the setting is in New Beijing (post 4th World War). It is also the first book among three others in The Lunar Chronicles series. The main female lead, Cinder, is a cyborg who specializes in mechanic. Despite peace in the ...
  • Navessa
    1970-01-01
    CAN'T REVIEW.NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW. THIS IS ALL I'VE EVER WANTED IN A RETELLING.
  • Flannery
    1970-01-01
    *I know this sounds ridiculous. The whole point of the book is to create a futuristic cyborg Cinderella, right? Meyer is a wonderful writer. Her writing is engrossing and I was engaged throughout the entire book. But it really takes a certain amount of the fun out of a story when a reader already knows a lot of where the story is going. Cyborgs are relatively novel in the YA world. Books set in Asia are relatively novel in the YA world. I still r...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    1970-01-01
    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads4.5 starsLet’s talk about fairy tales.I was raised on them and I love them. My favorite collection was a hardback with Arthur Rackham illustrations . . . It was not-your-ordinary book of fairy tales. It had translations of the original German versions of the stories I’d been listening to for years, but were so not the same. There were also new stories I’d never heard before, like The Seven Ravens. I haven’t read it...
  • Jeff
    1970-01-01
    Well call me surprised. Shocker of the century! I actually loved this book. I could not put it down. I was scared starting it due to what I thought would be inevitable romance but it was pretty minor in this one. But OH MAN did I wanna throw Adri to the wolves. What a terrible human. She got my blood boiling so friggin much. Also, cyborgs? Mind control? Moon people? Get outta here obviously I'm gonna like this book. All seriousness it is just wel...
  • Kat Kennedy
    1970-01-01
    You know when people keep talking about a book. Lah, this is fantastic! OMG, you have to read this! If you don’t read this I’ll shank you and play hackeysack with your kidneys!The usual…This is one of those books. I was cruelly declined on netgalley so had mostly buried it in my TBR pile and forgotten about it until people started terrorizing me with demands to read it.Oh am I so bloody happy I did! I loved this book! I stayed up most of th...
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars Cinderella with cyborgs! So I'm pretty late to be jumping on the bandwagon, but this was really good! I know I normally gobble up any retelling, but when this first came out, there were so many iffy reviews that I gave it a pass.Stupid.I should have checked it out for myself.So you have a pretty faithfulish retelling going on here. Of course, since it's sci-fi Cinderella, there are going to be some substitutions to the carriage and glas...
  • ◕ ◡ ◕ Arooj
    1970-01-01
    Review after re-re-reading from Feb 27th to March 1st 2013:Read it again for the third time! What can I say, I just love this book. So much that I want to marry it. Seriously. I love Cinder. And Iko. And Kai. And I really want to bitch slap Adri and Queen Levana. I swear, every time I read this book, they seem to get bitchier and bitchier.I am now ready to start Scarlet! OHMAGERD I'M SO EFFIN' EXCITED XD.Review after re-reading from Oct 3rd to 4t...
  • Brandi
    1970-01-01
    Super heavy sigh 1.5 stars is more of what I felt for this (actually as time passes I dislike this more and more).There might be some spoiler-ish information through here, so don't read the tags if you don't want to know, but I will do my best to not spoil it outside of the tags.I'm in the minority when it comes to the lack of adoration towards this book, and I just don't get it. There were so many things that annoyed me that I couldn't really fo...
  • Christine Riccio
    1970-01-01
    Really enjoyed Cinder! It's more of a 4.35 stars in my book! Not 5 because I DIDN'T HEAD OVER HEELS LOVE IT, but i'm super excited as to where this series is going, I have a full booktallk/discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV9x3...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    1970-01-01
    REVIEW TO COME TODAY My heart : Are you ready to be broken twice by this series? Me : SSSSSSHHHHHHH, I LOVE BEING BROKEN BY BOOKS. I'm rereading it I WILL REREAD THIS SERIES THIS YEAR First Read Review : (view spoiler)[I knew this book a months ago because my sister told me,she said this book was awesome and most of people on goodreads liked it or even loved it and then checked on goodreads about this book and i read the blurb and i was lik...
  • sana °¤°
    1970-01-01
    Somewhere between 3 1/2 to 4 stars. (I'll probably edit this review later)Aside from the fact that this was really predictable and not much of a shocker (probably because I read a spoiler, but I'm pretty sure even if I didn't read the spoiler I would have guessed it), this was an enjoyable read. Some things I liked:~Kai and Cinder's romance. So cute I can't even. <3~A cool-ass Cyborg girl.~It was fast-paced for me. It was a really quick read.~Pri...
  • Maddie
    1970-01-01
    “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” This book is like eating chocolate and treasuring each page, you are transported into a fantasy world, you want to dance sing, recommend it and so much more. Maybe it will not be for everyone – but alas I am not everyone, and love reading YA books, I love Cinderella feeling you get when reading a book, and feeling like a kid again, so maybe I am still a kid at heart, but anything ...
  • Jackie
    1970-01-01
    THIS WAS REALLY GOOD???????? Like I totally didn't expect to like it as much as I did!! I was hesitant about the whole cyborg aspect but I actually loved it. CINDER IS MY SWEET FIERCE SMARTASS BABY.This was a buddy read with the YA Book Bloggers squad <3RTC (maybe)May 14th 2017:Alright guys, I have finally caved and added the book to my TBR. I had absolutely no interest in reading it but my dear friend Mandy (how do I link to someone's profile ag...
  • Juliana Zapata
    1970-01-01
    Este era uno de esos libros que empiezas con grandes expectativas y que al final eso juega en tu contra. Tengo que reconocer que la portada y la edición son hermosas y estan muy bien acabadas, pero si me voy a la historia, siento que es bastante floja y que me quedó debiendo.El inicio del libro fue bastante lento, siento que la autora se lió un poco para explicar el mundo que había creado, ya que estaba muy perdida y tardé bastante para mete...
  • Candace
    1970-01-01
    I've had this book on my radar for a long time now. With all the rave reviews and hype surrounding this book, I had psyched myself out for a spectacular read. Unfortunately, I also set myself up for disappointment. I liked the story, but definitely didn't fall in love with it like so many of my friends did.A futuristic Cinderella story, 'Cinder' tells the story of a young cyborg mechanic. Cinder is forced to forfeit all of her earnings to her gua...
  • WrensReads
    1970-01-01
    WrensReads Review:I’m a sucker for retellings.I am not sure why it has taken me this long to read a retelling that is so unbelievably popular, but hey, I’ve read it now and even though I am a little late to the party, I am with the hype.This is a fairy-tale meets robots meets futuristic world. I have never read anything with that description, but if I ever see anything that has it, I won’t pre-judge based off of the fact that I absolutely l...
  • Aya Hamza
    1970-01-01
    “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” This is my favorite Cinderella retelling so far. I didn't expect to like this book that much! This book was addictive and I just put my other books aside and kept reading till I finished it. I love Sci-Fi and I need to read more of it.If you haven't read it yet, GO. READ. THE. BOOK. Plot: Humans are living with androids in New Beijing. Plague is threatening the population and there...
  • Mary Beth
    1970-01-01
    This is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles Series. I feel that I am one of the last ones to read this book. I listened to the audiobook. It was done very well. This book retells the fairy tale of Cinderella. Cinder replaces Cinderella. She is a mechanic cyborg named Cinder instead of Cinderella.There is a plague called letumosis that is killing off the population. Cinder spends her days in New Beijing doing mechanical repairs to earn money fo...
  • Amber Robertson
    1970-01-01
    RE-READ “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” Cinder and the rest of the books in The Lunar Chronicles are some of my favourite books. I am a lover of fairytales and retellings so a mix of the two is the perfect combination for me. Cinder isn't a let down, even in this re-read. I would usually provide a link here to my first review, but sadly there is no first review. I read this as I was just getting into reviewing bo...
  • Riley
    1970-01-01
    Loved this so much more the second time around. November 2015: 5 Stars July 2014: 4 Stars