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Cinder (edition 2012)

by Marissa Meyer

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Title:Cinder
Authors:Marissa Meyer
Info:Penguin Books Ltd (2012), Paperback
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Rating:*****
Tags:dystopia, fairy tale retelling

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I absolutely loved this book. Read it in three sittings and cannot wait for the three other books to complete the series to come out. The next one is 2013 - waiting that long is going to be brutal! It's a fast-paced, interesting story with believable characters, even in such a futuristic setting. I love the new take on the Cinderalla story and the fact that her prince is made into a main character with storylines of his own, so we get to know him as well. I would have loved this even ten years ago when I was 13, and I bet that if I had picked this up when I was 33, I still would have enjoyed it. If you like fairytales at all, or teen fiction, or sci-fi, this is for you. ( )
  Kristin_Curdie_Cook | Apr 29, 2016 |
A very charming sci-fi story with a Cinderella story imbedded in it. Earthens have survived world war 3 & 4, and a colony was built on the moon. The lunars are ruled by a controlling and ruthless queen. The Eastern Commonwealth, where Cinder lives, tries to broker a peace agreement with Luna. Cinder lives in a home with a wicked adopted mother and two stepsisters. She loves the younger one, but despises the older one. Meyer skillfully weaves the sci-fi and Cinderella stories together into a fascinating tale. ( )
  Kay_Downing | Apr 28, 2016 |
A futuristic re-imagining of Cinderella in which the protagonist is part android. Good for grades 6 and up. Recommend for students who enjoy speculative fiction and/or retellings of fairy tales. May particularly appeal to girls. ( )
  KristineCA | Apr 26, 2016 |
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Podem ler a opinião completa em: http://pepitamagica.blogspot.pt/2015/08/read-along-cinder-de-marissa-meyer.html


Uma coisa que ambas achamos muito interessante foi o uso da estória da Cinderella, mas sem abusar. Conseguimos perfeitamente apanhar os pormenores (alguns mais óbvios que outros), mas sem ser uma cópia deste conto. A introdução de Cinderella está inteligentemente bem feita. Mas esta estória não tem só a Cinderella como base, para quem conhece (e gosta) consegue notar as nuances de Sailor Moon: o povo Lunar, que vive na Lua, a Rainha Levana, a Princesa Selene – reconhecem alguns nomes? Parece-vos familiar? A Carla sempre que lia Rainha Levana quem lhe vinha à memória era a Queen Beryl; e a perdida Princesa Selene é, claro, uma reminiscência de Princess Serenity.

Ambas concordamos que a leitura tem um passo rápido, que denota a urgência do que se está a passar no enredo, no entanto, o final parece demasiado abrupto. O final quase que parece que nos é atirado à cara em meia dúzia de páginas e já está… Ainda assim, gostamos bastante do livro e parece-nos uma boa estória e queremos continuar com a série e ver como os próximos contos são abordados.

Mas o livro também tem alguns aspectos negativos. Achámos que faltou descrição do ambiente e algumas explicações; ainda pensámos que seriam mais desenvolvidas durante o livro, mas não aconteceu – o que é uma pena. Sabemos que a União Terreste acontece depois da Quarta Guerra Mundial, no entanto, não há qualquer explicação para a forma como se organizou/dividiu o poder depois da Guerra e nem porque raio aconteceu a Quarta Guerra Mundial (e muito menos a razão pela qual existiu uma Terceira). A estória passa-se na Comunidade Oriental, mas não há qualquer exploração da cultura; não se “sente” que estamos no Oriente. Pouco se sabe dos Lunares: como e porquê foram para a Lua? Como é a sociedade Lunar? Como evoluíram para seres com poder biométricos, etc. Mas visto que o Povo Lunar é um dos elos que liga os vários contos de fadas, pode ser que venha a ser explorado e desenvolvido ao longo dos próximos livros. ( )
  Joana_v_v | Apr 26, 2016 |
WOW. Cinder is amazing it takes an old fairy tale and reignites it again. I love Sci-Fi/dystopian and this book definitely fits into those categories. An excellent read. I love Marissa Meyer. ( )
  gracefranks25 | Apr 24, 2016 |
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For my grandma, Samalee Jones, with more love than could ever fit into these pages.
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The screw through Cinder's ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle.
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Book One: While her sisters were given beautiful dresses and fine slippers, Cinderella had only a filthy smock and wooden shoes.
Book Two: There was no bed for her, and at night when she had worked herself weary, she had to sleep by he hearth in the ashes.
Book Three: "You want to go to the festival, all covered in dust and dirt? Be we would only be ashamed of you!"
Book Four; The prince had the stairway smeared with pitch, and when Cinderella tried to run away, her left slipper got stuck.
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Cinder, a gifted mechanic and a cyborg with a mysterious past, is blamed by her stepmother for her stepsister's illness while a deadly plague decimates the population of New Beijing, but when Cinder's life gets intertwined with Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

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As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.… (more)

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