Title- Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) Audiobook.
Author- Marissa Meyer.
Publish date- 2012.
Publisher- Macmillan Young Listeners.
A retelling of Cinderella, Cinder takes place on future earth, in the province of New Beijing, where a mechanic not only has to struggle through every day with the prejudice of others hurled against her for being a cyborg, but with the fate life has planned for her. It includes princes and evil queens and mind alteration!
Cinder. Oh, Cinder. I don’t really know what to say about you. You were an idea I was intrigued by, when you first came along, and I had the luck to receive an ARC of you, though I couldn’t get through it.
A few years later I got the audiobook out from my library, wanting to try again after reading a lot about it around our bloggy world. Got to disc 2 or 3s end and quit, for a second time.
And again, a year later, I decided to retry, because Angela and so many of you reviewers out there loved this series so much.
It was predictable, certainly, very few of the plot twists surprising me, and I found Cinder’s complete lack of sense when it comes to her personal safety to be pretty frustrating (I mean, just get away from Audrey already!), and Kai’s persistence was… confusing, especially when it came to Cinder’s reactions to most of the things he said or did, but none of that really hindered my enjoyment, as such. I raised my eyebrows, frowned and shook my head, but in a way that only proved I was starting to get quite involved with the story. Because I also smiled, and squirmed with happiness, or listened on with anxiety, though lets pretend it was because I was running that my heart was beating faster, okay?
Well I did it! And I enjoyed it, too. Cinder was original, if not all that difficult to see where it’d go, plot-wise, but it was a good retelling of Cinderella and I’m certainly going to move onto the second book.