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Cinder - Marissa Meyer

Fairy Tales Retold

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1Katya0133
May 24, 2012, 9:14am Top

Has anyone here read Cinder by Marissa Meyer? We just got it in at my library and it looks interesting.

2MerryMary
May 24, 2012, 10:53am Top

I liked it a lot. It's an interesting dystopian take on the fairy tale, with a strong central character. I didn't really like the cliff-hanger ending, but that's normal in this Age of Sequels.

32wonderY
May 24, 2012, 10:54am Top

I'm glad for the heads-up. I just ordered it from the library. Sounds good.

4SusieBookworm
Jun 4, 2012, 11:57am Top

I thought it was an enjoyable read, but not one of my favorite books.

5urania1
Jun 21, 2012, 9:39pm Top

I enjoyed reading Cinder; however, I found the author's misuse of words annoying. For example she used "coronated" when "crowned" would have been the appropriate word choice. A king is crowned at his coronation.

6justjukka
May 4, 2014, 3:04pm Top

5:  I blew through it in one sitting, but I agree, that was pretty annoying.  I also didn't care for the font she chose for publication.  It took a while to get used to.

7WordMaven
May 20, 2014, 4:33pm Top

I read Cinder. I really enjoyed it. I read only 1 or 2 YA books a year, but Cinder was definitely worth it.

8justjukka
May 26, 2014, 2:18am Top

I'm digging for more since my nephews are getting older, and I'd like to have a solid lineup for my goddaughters.

9wifilibrarian
Jun 26, 2014, 12:28am Top

If you overlook the politics, which is actually pretty key to the story, it's an okay read. The setting of the story is in an absolute monarchy, seems to be no parliament to speak of. The head of state and head of government is the Emperor of the Eastern Commonwealth, rather than the Emperor of an Empire? At one point the Queen of England is involved in a meeting with heads of state trying to prevent war, which would indicate she has more power in the future than today. Besides this silliness it's okay.

10KariBonallo
Jul 17, 2014, 1:55pm Top

I greatly enjoyed all 3 book that have been released thus far. It is a great spin on the traditional fairy tale and let's be honest, there are CYBORGS and you gotta love a good cyborg tale! You will fall in love with each new heroine and their adventures in saving earth from the horrid Queen Levana. Get lost in them and enjoy! (Would also be great to read with your kids!)

11scarlett1528
Aug 31, 2018, 2:34am Top

It looks intresting but i didn't read it

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