Mini Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer


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Humans and androids crowd the raucous 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.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic 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.


Honestly, I think a 2 star rating is being generous. There were multiple times where I thought about DNFing this, I forced myself on though because if there’s something I hate it’s buying a book and not finishing it no matter how terrible. I can tell you right now this is going to be a short, quick review.

“Cinder” is ultimately way too predictable and NOT because everyone already knows the story of Cinderella. There are new elements added obviously to make this re-telling unique, but as mentioned, you can see the “plot twist” coming a mile away. I didn’t really find any of the characters too be all that likeable either, just sort of annoying. I had to truck on through the story and found myself taking repeated breaks and forcing myself to stay awake.

I said to myself, “Come on, Heather. Once you finish it you can actually move onto something worthy of a reader’s time.”

I unfortunately will be reading “Scarlet” since I bought that before actually starting and finishing “Cinder” , I will be hoping that it proves to be a little more interesting then.

Goodreads / Amazon

The Sassy

9 thoughts on “Mini Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    • thesassygeek August 19, 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Well you never know! It just wasn’t my cup of tea, you could end up liking it. There are a few other book bloggers that I follow who haven’t given “Cinder” the most shining reviews either though. But thank you so much for reading my review! I’m still really new to book blogging.

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  1. libbycole007 August 20, 2015 / 12:34 am

    That’s such a shame! I’ve seen really mixed reviews about this book, which is making me curious.

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  2. Records of the Ohanzee August 20, 2015 / 4:59 am

    I did enjoy the book, but I can see your point about the predictably. The main thing that kept me going was the clear connections to the characters and story from Sailor Moon. If you’re not familiar with the manga or anime, you wouldn’t notice it. But, because of that connection reading Cinder felt sort of nostalgic to me. ^_^

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