Another week has come and gone and that means that it is time for another book review! whoop, whoop! this week it is the turn of a book that I have been wanting to read for a few years but have never gotten around to. and that book is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. So, let’s do this!
I really enjoyed this book. like a lot more then I was expecting to. I think part of the reason why it has taken me so long to read this book is because I was a bit sceptical as to whether or not I would enjoy it since I am not a big sci-fi fan. But I ended up really enjoying this book!
I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I wasn’t sure how well a Fairytale and sci-fi where going to weld together but Meyer did a fantastic job! There was the perfect blend of old and knew, of Fairytale and new story. it was easily recognisable as a Cinderella retelling, but still felt completely new and fresh. I found myself really, really enjoying it! I don’t know why I ever thought that sci-fi and Cinderella wouldn’t work together.
I will admit that the story was pretty predictable on somethings. I wasn’t at all surprised b any of the plot twists in this book. in fact, I had figured them all out from about the first chapter. I feel like the plot was laid out a bit to obviously at times. That is the main reason this book didn’t get a five-star rating from me. I just found myself hoping for a few more twists and turns and for things to be a bit more unexpected.
But I did enjoy the general storyline. I listened to the audiobook for Cinder in just two sitting, because it really did draw me in and hold my attention. I didn’t want to turn it off. the world just fascinated me. I really cannot wait to see more of it in the rest of the series. I liked that we didn’t just get and info dump about the world but got to learn about it throughout the book. our questions got answered as Cinder’s did.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. much more then I was expecting too. and I will 100% be continuing with the series, and soon!
4 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read Cinder? What did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.