For this book review, I will be reviewing Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is book one of the Lunar Chronicles.
The book starts off with the heroine named Cinder working at a stall in futuristic China as a mechanic. Her droid, Iko, is searching the market to buy a new foot for Cinder. Cinder is a cyborg.
While working at the market, the prince Kai visits Cinder’s stall to see if she would fix his android, Nainsi. Soon after he leaves, the market closes because a deadly plague, called letumosis, has broken out.
The plague ends up striking Cinder’s family, and Cinder’s stepmother, Adri, sends Cinder to be a part of the plague research.
Meanwhile, Queen Levana, queen of Luna, the moon colony, is trying to take over all of humanity.
I like the fairy-tale of Cinderella, but I don’t like science fiction. So, I found the whole aliens trying to take over the world boring. I thought the re-telling of Cinderella part was really good. If the author would have just left the plot like that, I would’ve liked it more, but the aspect of science fiction ruined the story for me.
I give this story 2 out of 5 stars. I might recommend this story to people that like science fiction. Otherwise, I recommend reading the book Ella Enchanted instead if you are just looking for a re-telling of the fairy-tale Cinderella.