Full time student by day, and on my spare time, if I'm not talking, I'm probably reading or blogging (if there's no homework. You know, school comes first *wink*)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published by: Feiwel & Friends on 3rd January 2012
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction
Setting: New Beijing
Format: Ebook, 400 pages
Cinder is a cyborg, but the prince doesn't know that.
The prince has his eyes set on Cinder and he wants to take her to the ball but she has other plans for the night of the event.
The Lunar Queen, Queen Levana has her plans of marrying the Prince so she could take over the Earth.
There's a lot of things that could happen on the streets of New Beijing but with the death of the emperor, Prince Kai must immediately take over the throne while maintaining the peace between the earthens and the lunar. He is not yet ready and Queen Levana went to Earth with the sole purpose of being the empress to the throne. And with a sudden turn of events, someone that everybody thought was dead resurfaced, someone that could actually dethrone the Lunar Queen and end her dominion, not only to the Lunars, but to the Earthens as well.
I have been seeing this for quite a while in the past, I guess? And I don't actually know why it didn't spark my interest to try and read it. Maybe because it's about cyborgs and futuristic stuffs that is not really one of my interest. But O-M-G, after reading this, I keep on telling myself, "Why? Why did you ignore this book for a long time?" And it actually remind me of the series by Marie Lu, The Legend Series, if I'm not mistaken, because of the whole pandemic stuff and the government taking these infected people trying to save them when actually there's no cure? I'm not sure, I haven't finished both series yet, but this one reminded me of that series. Maybe I'll give it a go again some other time.
Okay, I never really thought I would love a cyborg-related novel. I'm mostly into hot aliens (Hi baby Daemon Black) and angels (Hi baby Patch Cipriano) and other romance novels but not the sci-fi thingy. But this one definitely would be an exception.
There has been a lot of reviews lately about this book and they were all good reviews and it made me want to read it. And the fact that it was Cinderella (please don't mention a cyborg Cinderella because it's not a welcoming concept) *Pfft, you loved it even if she's a cyborg*, OKAY, a cyborg Cinderella! I never thought I'd be welcoming that stuff. I am really an avid fan of disney princesses and fairy tales and I love spin-offs and retellings of stories so I did gave this one a chance.
I LOOOOVE this book, I cannot tell you how much I L-O-V-E this book and please don't get irritated but you should try it too, okay? Please read it and tell me that I'm not alone and you loved it like I did!
It's an easy read and although I'm not swooning over the guy protagonist, it's okay because I enjoyed the book even without the hot guy that I would actually want to find in a YA novel.
I loved how the author told the story of Cinderella in a futuristic society and with a twist that made me laugh when I read it because the highlight of Cinderella was really the glass slippers that she left and in this story, it was sort of funny that I was really impressed at Marissa Meyer's imagination. *bravo* Now it got my mind worked up wondering at the twists that she could incorporate in Red Riding Hood's story which was the story of the second book called Scarlet.
I'm looking forward to the next installment of the series, oh em gee. Please stop this agony, I have a book list that I want to finish. I hope I finish all four so I could get my itchy hands on Scarlet as soon as possible.
Gosh, I'm excited to know all these characters that I haven't met yet. And I'm intrigued with the Queen's story. How about you? Do you love The Lunar Chronicles? Because, I'll tell you I'm starting to love this fairy tale with futuristic twists.