Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Okay, I’m going to be really honest here. When I first heard about this book, I thought it sounded stupid. But then I kept seeing it everywhere and book bloggers whose opinions I respect were all gushing over it and so I started rethinking my opinions. And then it went on sale on Amazon, so I thought, why not? and bought it. I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED TO BE WRONG IN MY LIFE.

Rating: [5/5]

Reading Challenge: A book set in the future

Summary: Cinder is the best mechanic in New Beijing. She’s also a cyborg living with her adoptive mother and two stepsisters. When the prince himself comes to her stand and asks her to fix his android, she can hardly say no. But that same day, plague breaks out in the city and people close to Cinder begin to fall ill. However, Cinder soon discovers that she may hold the key for a cure to this dreaded plague–and with that, she may finally be able to escape the city and find her happily ever after.

Likes: Disabled woman of color as the protagonist. That was literally one of the main reasons why I finally decided to pick up the book. Plus, all those plot twists. Seriously, I am kind of amazed at how much plot the author managed to fit into that book and still have it make sense. Lastly, I really liked how the author adapted the fairy tale and yet still managed to subvert expectations and make the characters and story fresh.

Dislikes: I really did not appreciate the massive cliffhanger at the end of the book, but that’s only because I can’t afford to buy the second one right now! 🙂

TL;DR: Read this book. All of you. Right now.

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