Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fairytale Retelling
Blurb: (from goodreads) Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Me: I can't even begin to explain how well thought out this book was. A round of applause for Marissa!
The Ups: I love love love the entire cyborg + human + android world they live in. Meyer did a wonderful job of describing and explaining the new world and I felt like I could picture it. It was a wonderful job of weaving in Cinderella with essential sci-fi elements, like cyborgs and plagues. I also loved the Lunar alien-people capable of magic. The way it transitioned from Cinder and Kai's story was gorgeously done as well.
The Downs: The only bad thing I can think of is that it was predictable. I think that was just me and my overthinking mind, but I felt like from the start I knew what was going to happen at the end. I've read too many books-AHHH!
So pumped for Scarlet!
Rating: 5 kisses out of 5!