by Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: 1/3/12 by Fiewel and Friends
4 out of 5 stars
I have seen this book around a lot the past couple of years, but for some reason never read it until now. I'm glad I picked it up; it was a fun read! And now I have to read them all.
I always enjoy re-imagined fairy tales and also YA fantasies...so this one was right up my alley. Set in the future, it is about a girl named Cinder, a cyborg who can't remember what her life was like before she had her mechanical parts. She must deal with the injustices of her cruel stepmother and also her society, as cyborgs are not socially accepted. And right before the annual ball thrown by the royal family, Cinder meets Prince Kai and discovers he has some big problems of his own.
While there are variations from the traditional fairy tale, if you know the story of Cinderella, then you know the basic plot of this book. The twists in the story are very obvious and heavily foreshadowed. I'm not sure that the big twist at the end was really supposed to be a surprise at all. I felt like the fun part of reading this book was not guessing what was going to happen in the end but instead seeing how the story would get to that point.
Now, I'm off to start Scarlet...