My best friend and I decided to read this one together. We both had hear great things about it online. In all honesty though, neither of us are big sci-fi fans. I was surprised by how much we both liked it! I finished it in 3 days, and she read it really fast as well. When I first heard about this series I was kind of put off by all of the “cyborg” and “android” technology aspects of it. I’m not really into robots and I assumed that would be the biggest aspect of the story. It’s not though! Meyer did a great job of putting a spin on the Cinderella story while also molding it into her own tale. I loved all of the characters. Kai, Cinder, and Peony are my favorites! This story also had some twists and turns the readers weren’t expecting. Some good, and some tragic. There was a part or two where I wanted to throw the book across the room and cry. I became very attached to the characters in this story. I was so excited to start the next one but then I found out it’s a new story based on new characters!!! I think Scarlet is based more off of Little Red Riding Hood. So what happens in the end with the Lunars and the rest of the world!? What about Cinder and Kai??? Hopefully, they show up again, or maybe all of the stories will be tied together at some point. I have to know!
I also was very interested in knowing more about the author when I was finished with Cinder. I hadn’t heard of her until I read this book and she sounds like a pretty interesting person! I would love to meet her one day. I love how she just had a fascination with fairytales and decided to add a spin to them. I feel like it can be tricky when it comes to rewriting or adding to a previous tale, especially one as known as Cinderella. It’s basically fan fiction, some people will be openminded to it, some won’t. You also have to make it interesting to the reader without making it hodge-podge or random. I thought Meyer did an excellent job at this. I think this is one of the best fairytale spins I have ever read. I can’t believe she got me to fall in love with such a sci-fi based world! *claps* I cannot wait to read the next one and I think this would be a great book to film adaption. Someone should jump on that.
Happy Readings and Happy Holidays 🙂