Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cinder

Made time to read. It was amazing. And Cinder? Also amazing.

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Retrieved from Goodreads
"Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interface has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on. Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an 'honor' that no one has survived. But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for."

I use quotes this time because I am too tired to come up with my own description. This one came from the book jacket. This book mostly lived up to the hype I've heard over the past few months. While it wasn't my favorite book of the year, it's definitely up there. Cinder's world and personality is intricate and interesting. The only thing I didn't like? The connection between her and Kai. It was sweet, but it didn't burn. I like burn. Definitely going to get Scarlet!

Goodreads Rating: 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Or Scarlet? :)

    Loved Cinder, and also loved Scarlet, though I felt like the pacing was slower or something, at least through the first half. I guess maybe because now it's following two characters' paths, but the book's the same length?

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