Kw-logo-smaller

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Debut author Marissa Meyer retells the classic story of Cinderella in a modern dystopian love story. It follows a teenage cyborg named Cinder and her unexpected romance with a human prince. Kidzworld has the review.

The Epidemic

Cinder, a teenage cyborg, remembers nothing about her life before age 11. Now she lives with her evil stepmother and two stepsisters who blame her for their father’s death. A plague has swept the city of New Beijing, and being a mechanic, Cinder works right in the heart of the city.

A Royal Sacrifice

The beloved Prince Kai - adored by all the young ladies in the country - is next in line for the throne. And now that his father has contracted the plague, it looks like his role as leader will begin prematurely. Unfortunately, his father is in the middle of negotiations with the Lunar Queen in the hopes of preventing a war. Now the negotiations way heavily on Kai’s shoulder as he must decide whether to marry the awful Queen, or face an impending war against the moon.

A Forbidden Love

Cinder and Prince Kai’s lives intertwine when the prince brings his broken android to her shop to be fixed. Her aloofness intrigues him and the more they interact, the more he finds himself falling for her. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know her secret: that she’s a cyborg. If Kai knew the truth, he’d be disgusted by his own advances.

Finding the Cure

As the plague rages on, Cinder discovers that she’s immune and hopes she can help Dr. Erland discover a cure in time to save her stepsister - the only member of her family who loves her.

The Bottom Line

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is an amazing story about love that comes in mysterious packages. It is so much more than just a Cinderella story. All of the characters are lovable and unforgettable, and we can’t for book two!

Have Your Say

Did you like Cinder by Marissa Meyer? Tell us in our comment section below!

Related Stories
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

_DarkAngel240_
I WANT TO READ IT NOW! *^*
commented: Tue Jan 29, 2013

day to night
i read this book a few months back it was very good. cant wait for the sequal. but for ...
commented: Sun Sep 09, 2012

-MarieeBeautyful-
- Lollss Maa Namee Marissa xD
commented: Thu Jun 21, 2012

there are 12 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

Hungergames

What's your favorite topic in sci-fi books?

  • Dystopias (new corrupt societies, such as The Hunger Games)
  • Post-apocalyptic (end of the world novels, such as The Forest of Hands and Teeth)
  • Epidemics (outbreaks of disease, such as The Scorch Trials)
  • Aliens and Other Planets (such as The Knife of Never Letting Go)

related stories

Micro_crossed-micro
Book 2 in Ally Condie’s bestselling dystopian trilogy, Matched, is here! Kidzworld reviews Crosse...
Micro_thelyinggame-micro
In Never Have I Ever, Book 2 in The Lying Game series by Sara Shepard, Emma continues her search ...
Micro_iboy-micro
When pieces of an iPhone are accidentally embedded into Tom’s brain, he goes from ordinary to ext...

Random in the forums

FeatheryOne
FeatheryOne posted in Debating:
The Norwegian prison system is best prison system. An inmate shouldn't be punished solely, s/he should be taught that what s/he did was wrong.
reply 3 minutes
Vampire Poison
I'm not exactly sure about this one, I do feel like we should have the death penalty, and then again, I think it's cruel. I believe that it depends on the kind of person and what their crime is. I would feel a lot safer if a person who was a serial killer wasn't around anymore.
reply 3 minutes
FeatheryOne
FeatheryOne posted in Debating:
Always provide a source.
reply 6 minutes
Teh_Skittlez
Teh_Skittlez posted in Debating:
"shae508" wrote:Hmmm, I see. (Course it could be less humane cause he could WANT to die...but that's a different story.)How exactly are they helping him? (Yes I'm nitpicking, but I'm curious.)  I encourage you to research the Norwegian prison system. Basically, they treat their prisoners like humans who still have the potential to one day be productive members of society, and attempt to give them the resources to re-enter society as productive members if they choose to. 
reply 8 minutes
shae508
shae508 posted in Debating:
Hmmm, I see. (Course it could be less humane cause he could WANT to die...but that's a different story.) How exactly are they helping him? (Yes I'm nitpicking, but I'm curious.) 
reply 12 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

157262_(2)

When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...