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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]What if Cinderella lost a prosthetic foot instead of her glass slipper?

We get those answers and more in “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer, which focuses more on Cinder, an urban cyborg girl who is looked down upon in society within the  of New Beijing, rather than the old fairy tale.

Cinder’s strength as she hides her abnormal identity is revealed more with each chapter. The more she discovers the truths about herself, the more courage she gains for herself and those around her.

The prince, Prince Kai, gets more spotlight in this book, as opposed to the prince in the original fairytale. He deals with being the heir to the throne and the responsibilities of becoming the next king. Prince Kai becomes a potential love interest for Cinder when their lives intertwine, but this forbidden attraction leads Cinder to save her known world from falling apart on the brink of an intergalactic war.

Meyer beautifully paces the storyline in an unexpected way. She writes her heroes and villains with more thought and emotion around their actions, and I adored or despised them immediately, but be careful on getting too attached to them.

“Cinder,” the first book in the Lunar Chronicles, is not only about a fantasy fairytale, but also has all the excitement of a dystopian science fiction world.

Upon learning that the rest of the Lunar Chronicles series are other fairy tales being converted into dystopian science fiction, they intertwine with each other so well.  Readers will want to grab the second book (“Scarlet”) and the third (“Cress”) but they will have to wait for the fourth book (“Winter”) releasing Nov. 10.

Fall in love again with “Cinder,” a creative take on another Cinderella story.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][image_with_animation image_url=”2280″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][tabbed_section el_class=”Cons”][tab title=”Pros” id=”1433354628461-3″][vc_column_text]

  • creative version of “Cinderella”
  • well-written characters
  • good mix of science fiction and fantasy

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  • slow beginning
  • rushed ending

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