Let me begin with this, if you have not read The Lunar Chronicles then go read it now. Its great. While Cinder wasn't my favorite book in the series it was not bad at all. It was slow at first but really began to spark my interest about a quarter into the book. I have a love- hate relationship with this book. On the one hand I really do think it is an amazing book. Its way out of my reading comfort zone but I really enjoyed all the funny dialogue and the cute sidekick. It was a great story and on top of that it had so many layers! I never knew where the characters would end up in just two pages because of all the different layer in this book.
On the other hand however I felt like Cinder was just slow. While I can usually get through a slow book I tend to loose interest if the hook isn't set within the first one-hundred pages. Cinder never really set that hook at all. At first I was reading it purely because everyone on the internet was raveing over how great it was however I didn't REALLY enjoy it until the very end. While I did like Cinder's character and absolutely ADORED Iko there wasn't a point when I said to myself, I hope they don't die. I did find though at the end of the book I was eager to read more. I am very glad I read Cinder because I have come to love the books that follow.
Then there was the fairy tale aspect.. The story would have been completely fine on its own without being based on Cinderella. However I did enjoy the Cinderella retelling. All of that being said I think it was GENIUS how Meyer was able to tie each story line together in the series and still keep it pretty true to the fairy tale AS WELL AS ORIGINAL. So if you haven't read it why not give it a try? It is MOST DEFIANTLY worth it.
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When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! I read this not long after I finished the Harry Potter series and found myself looking for a book that could live up to that standards without basically retelling the story, and I found it. The Darkest Minds has the perfect balance of jokes, serious subjects (guilt, disease, power etc) and romance. The characters in this book are very easy to believe and very realistic in the decisions that they make. Although this book is considered to be a "Thriller" I never found myself scared. The main character is perfectly flawed and goes through so much development. If you like books about kids with super powers this is for you. I would recommend this book to anyone who read and liked Harry Potter, Maximum Ride, or Percy Jackson.
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