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

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annu...


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TitleCinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
ISBN9780312641894
Author
Release DateJan 3rd, 2012
PublisherFeiwel and Friends
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopia
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Reviews Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

  • Steph Sinclair
    2011-10-22
    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...
  • Emily May
    2011-11-02
    “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 ...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2015-01-04
    wow. wow. WOW.I went into this book not expecting to like it. I'm not sure why, but this book completely surprised me!
  • Tatiana
    2011-11-01
    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, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    2013-07-15
    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
    2012-07-21
    *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
    2011-11-04
    *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...
  • Miranda Reads
    2017-11-07
    3.5 starsA Cinderella story through and through...or is it? “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” Everyone knows this story. At this point, I have read so many versions that I have a tough time going through yet another one. Yet, the further I read, the more I was delighted. This book was unexpectedly sweet, endearing and enjoyable.My younger sibling had this book on a shelf for the longest time and (finally) at the...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2015-01-31
    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
    2015-01-28
    “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...
  • Zainab
    2019-03-16
    Even people living in actual caves have read it so it was about time I did too.With that said, I probably don't have anything different to say from the rest of the people but my GOD it was good. Sure a bit predictable but it was fun reading it.Science fiction is not my thing (except for TMR series) so I was not expecting to like it this much.So good.
  • Navessa
    2013-10-26
    CAN'T REVIEW.NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW. THIS IS ALL I'VE EVER WANTED IN A RETELLING. Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
  • maram ☂︎
    2017-05-13
    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 ...
  • Flannery
    2012-03-04
    *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
    2018-07-15
    fairy tales were not something that i was told as a child. my only experience with them was through disney films, so retellings arent usually something i gravitate towards, but this series has been recommended to me so many times, i thought ‘why not?’ and surprisingly, i wasnt disappointed.i liked how even though i knew the general story of cinderella, this book followed a plot line that felt new and exciting to me. i thought the sci-fi persp...
  • emma
    2015-03-26
    Something interesting is that this book is a sci-fi dystopian fairytale retelling imagining what the story of Cinderella would look like in a version of China hundreds of years in the future, with robots and cyborgs and moon people and hot princes and a sprinkle of magic, and yet it manages to be pretty boring.So one of the only interesting things about this book is how boring it manages to be, in spite of the odds.I want to shout out 2015 me for...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    2012-06-19
    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
    2016-01-18
    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...
  • Evgnossia O'Hara
    2018-06-18
    Now I know what the hype is all about🙈🙉🙊I didn't expect to love this book so much. But, I'm really glad that I've got the chance to start this series.Kai❤Cinder❤Iko❤
  • Christine Riccio
    2014-03-14
    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...
  • Kat Kennedy
    2012-02-10
    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
    2011-08-14
    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 glass...
  • Brandi
    2012-01-28
    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...
  • Arooj
    2011-08-03
    April 12th, 2019:I will NEVER get tired of reading this book.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...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    2015-09-20
    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
    2016-11-07
    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.
  • Candace
    2014-10-20
    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...
  • Meyer S
    2018-12-26
    WOW WOW WOW .I just finished this book and i can't even describe how much i enjoyed it !First of all, The writing was incredible , I loved it ! Marissa(the author) managed to grab me into this world that she has created so smoothly , and her writing had a signifacnt part in it .I felt like everything was well-explained and clear in my mind regarding the world and the story settings.In addition, I think that Marissa Meyer had portrayed the charact...
  • Fables&Wren
    2015-12-19
    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...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2013-10-28
    WTF.I wasn't expecting it to end like that! I mean, I thought this was a series of "stand-alone" books that intertwined with each other, so I kinda expected that Cinder and Kai would end up happily ever after in this one! When I was reaching to the end of the book I was so confused and somewhat infuriated because I really thought this book would have a happy ending and THEN in Scarlet we'll have a new cast of main characters and Cinder and Kai we...