Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
I obviously really enjoyed this story, per my star rating above. As you know, I’m stingy on handing out 5 stars ratings. This book is YA (Young Adult), and this middle-aged adult couldn’t put it down. I enjoy the switcheroo type stories then this had a Merlin type backdrop that put me in heaven. I thought it was a great story, there are certainly some mixed reviews on it, but stories and entertainment are subjective.
Fantastic tale set in Medieval times about a girl (Alexa) and her twin brother (Marcel) in their roles for survival upon their parents deaths. Alexa will assume her new identity as Alex to join her brother in the king’s army. Certainly no damsels in distress here. Alex is a powerful character in disguise. His/her character growth is well paced and revealing as most teenaged girls.
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Rating 3 stars out of 5 stars
This is a YA story that is a sci-fi retelling/reimagined Cinderella story. Cinder is a story with a sci-fi background set in New Beijing. Cinder, the main character is talented mechanic and a cyborg, I say heck yea! How fun is this ride going to be? Well, I wanted it to be awesome. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it mostly due to some drag time in moving the plot forward in the beginning. The author picks up pace mid way and ends on a high for the next book.
Cinder is blamed by her step mother for her step sister’s illness, which is a pandemic. Cinder meets Prince Kai, where he is seeking her talents to fix his android. There is the royal ball coming up in part for the announcement of a marriage for Kai and the Lunar Queen, for political purposes of course. There are lots of interesting conflicts with twists and turns.
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My favorite quotes from the book:
“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cinder
“I’m sure I’ll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cinder
“But if there was one thing she knew from years as a mechanic, it was that some stains never came out.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cinder
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