Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
This book is a retelling of Cinderella set many years into the future. Cinder, the protagonist, is a mechanic and a Cyborg. Earth is ravaged by a deadly plague and the people of the moon, the lunars, are waiting for the opportunity to conquer it.
Cinder’s life becomes entwined with Prince Kai and the story seriously kicks off when Cinder’s sister is killed by the plague and her stepmother blames her for it.
The Lunar’s Chronicles is one of my favourite series and this book will always hold a special place. It is, most definitely, my favourite of the series.
I didn’t expect to like the book. I said so in my Goodreads review:
So… I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. This is a 4.75 stars for me because other than a few things that didn’t add up well for me, I loved it!
I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to read it because… Cinderella and Cyborgs? It just didn’t mesh. I was obviously mistaken because this books worked so well and I’m so glad that I decided to pick it up.
The first thing that I loved was the way that the author introduced human characteristics into droids and cyborgs, For example, the first one that I noticed was how a girl swooning over a guy was changed to an android saying,
“Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I’m overheating.”
I loved that! I have no idea why, but I actually laughed out loud at that. And it was consistent throughout the book. Different human aspects being mechanically controlled. And that was solely because of the fact that Iko and Cinder were two of the main characters. So that was a smart decision on the author’s part.
Other than that, I really liked the characters. Cinder was, thankfully, nothing like the helpless Cinderella and I loved her. Iko was so much fun and I can’t wait to read about her again. I didn’t like the doctor at first but he grew on me. Hated Adri and Pearl, as was supposed to happen.
And Kai… He OWNED the title of Prince Charming because he was very charming indeed. And a Prince.
I was very much dreading the ending. I wanted to hurry up and get to it already and, at the same time, pretend that I’d already read it and it had been happy. the choice was hard. But since I knew that the next two books were already out, I decided against self-deception. Deception doesn’t work out in the end and I am dying for Levana to learn that lesson.
Enough said. I need to start on book two, now.
I don’t know why I didn’t give it 5 Stars since I failed to mention a reason. I’m just going to consider it 5 anyways because I have nothing but fond memories of this book. I loved it so so much.
I highly recommend this series if you have yet to pick it up. It’s amazing.