Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) - Marissa Meyer Read this review, and many more on my blog October Tune!

I heard a lot of good things about this book, and seeing as I really like fairy-tale retellings (such as Splintered), I decided to order this book. I personally am not really a fan of Cinderella, but this story sounded interesting. Though, when I started reading it, the story became so predictable to me, it actually ruined the ending a bit for me. About forty or fifty pages in, I already knew how the book was going to end, and who Cinder actually was, a bit of a shame, but hey, what is there to do about that?

I liked the bit where everyone uses ‘stars’ or ‘oh my stars’ in stead of god, because that reminded me of Doctor Who (Clara’s mum said ‘oh my stars’ in stead of omg in Rings of Akhaten). The Emporer’s advisor was called ‘Torin’, which I thought was funny. At first, I kept on reading ‘Thorin’, until I read it more closely, and I saw it was missing the ‘h’.

I had a soft spot in my heart for both Peony (though who calls her kid that? honestly, every time I read her name it reminded me of My Little Pony, and I got that theme song stuck in my head), and Iko; and my heart broke a bit when I found out what happened.

Though I usually really dislike multiple POV’s, this story was actually quite good with them, I think I might be getting used to multiple POV’s, which might be good, because I suspect that a lot more books on my to-read list have them. I liked how the book told both the story of Cinder, and of Prince Kai.

I give this book four planets, because though the story was quite predictable, I did really enjoy it. I really want to know how the story ends, so I am going to go and order the second book in the series!