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Hullo hullo, and welcome to another review! I’ve been falling rather behind on these things. Anyway, today we’ll be reviewing…Cinder! This is a novel about a cyborg girl and its rather similar to Cinderella. It’s part of a series, The Lunar Chronicles, of which I am reading the second book, Scarlet. Now, let’s get this show on the road!
Author(s): Marissa Meyer
Synopsis: Even in the future, the story begins with once upon a time…
Humans and androids crowd the racuous 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…
Sixteen year old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past and is reviled by her step-mother. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalatic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. Because there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for.
Characters: Linh Cinder (the last name is before the first), Linh Adri, Linh Peony, Linh Pearl, Dmitri Erland, Prince Kai, Queen Levana, Iko, Sybil Mira, Nainsi, Princess Selene, and others.
Theme: Discrimination, as Cinder is discriminated against for being a cyborg. That’s all I’ve got really.
This book. This book. This book. I LOVED Cinder! I’d already read it and had forgotten everything, and this was like reading it for the first time. It was an amazing experience!
The opening wasn’t slow, the middle was action packed, and the end left me longing to read Scarlet, the next novel in the series. You’ll laugh, cry, hope, and do everything along with the characters. Cinder is extremely relatable and her love for her step sister Peony can be felt through the page.
Ah yes, then there’s Levana. I’ll probably be doing an assessment of her later. She’s terrifying. She’s the Lunar queen who no one trusts. I actually rather like Levana, I think she’s a very interesting villain.
My favorite character is either Peony, Iko, Cinder, or Kai. It’s a four way tie. I can’t really decide. I know I should, but I can’t.
Recommended for: Fantasy and sci-fi fans, people who aren’t squeamish when it comes to diseases, as the plague, a disease called letumosis, has a very important role.
My rating: 5/5 stars
Anyway, that’s all for now! Leese, signing off!
Everyone go watch the Phantom of the Awkward right now. It’s great. I’m not entirely sure what’s happening but it’s amazing. I think Christine’s running for president. I’m not certain. All I know is crazy things happen. This is only part of the thing, so…
I’ll be back with more…
LITTLE POTTY WHAT
RAOUL USED TO BABYSIT CHRISTINE WHAT IS HAPPENING?
“Creepy and weird suitor!” Words by the Phantom
LOOK AT YOUR FACE IN THE TOUCH SCREEN?
This is so dramatic and I love it.
I’m going to cry.
I think I live with the Phantom of the Awkward…
DID SHE PEPPER SPRAY HIM?
HE HIT A HIGH NOTE FROM BEING PEPPER SPRAYED!
That…is a man in a dress.
And the Phantom just pet it.
OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS
It’s three in the afternon.
Oh good gracious alive.
OKAY I SHIP IT MOSTLY BECAUSE I RELATE TO THE PHANTOM OF THE AWKWARD ON A SPIRITUAL LEVEL.
Or maybe I’m a little scared.
I’m going to have to watch Phantom later to save my mind.
Christine is so traumatized.
Bro it’s literally the other side of your face…oh there’s a mole and he wears a mask to hide the mole.
HE’S SMELLING HER HAIR
THIS IS MORE STALKY THAN THE ORIGINAL BUT I LOVE IT
He sends texts.
Oh, or Mitt Romney.
“That’s not the point.”
This is exactly like the movie but weird.
“What are computers?”
“Oh my gosh”
“Is he for real?”
The Carlotta stand-in person (I don’t know her name) is very angry. Prila?
OH GOODNESS WHAT IS THIS
RAOUL YOU’RE SCARY
What on earth?
I’m disturbed. Now I am even more opposed to Christine/Raoul.
“Not exactly what you say legal.”
“This is why we hide.”
I relate to you, Phantom.
They’re going to kill a random audience person…or not.
NAKED PLASTIC BABIES
WHY IS MEG A DUDE AND NAMED STACY
No that’s awesome.
It’s just a mole…
Is that a big plastic hamster ball?
This is amazing.
Christine is just like “Leave me alone.”
PLEASE STOP SNIFFING HER FACE
All kids wear a mask on Halloween.
You wanted to be a princess?
You realize the mask doesn’t hide it?
Awwwwwwwwww poor Phantom
This is even more heartbreaking than the original.
I SMELL OLD MAN?
Compassion much bro?
THIS IS AMAZING
Please die Raoul…you’re creepy.
The Phantom is also scary.
I need to watch Phantom and save my mind.
What is happening?
“Angel of BYUSA you decieved me.”
Pitiful man so self-concious what dating life have you known
OH MY GOSH
EVERY GAME YOU’VE EVER PLAYED!
And it’s over. That’s sad. But that was the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.
EVERYONE WATCH THIS RIGHT NOW BYE
Lin, I respect your every decision and I love you, but WHY ON EARTH IS THIS NOT IN THE MUSICAL??!! It’s the song Congratulations, sung by Angelica after the Reynolds Pamphlet is published. I understand it “didn’t fit” and all that stuff, but just look at the first verse!
I’m done here. Leese out.
I apologize, but it looks like my Christmas fic might be a few days late. It’s turning out a bit…long. A lot long, actually. Sorry.