Saturday, July 25, 2015
Publish date : 3rd January 2012
Media : Hardcopy
Format : Paperback
Personal rating : 9/10
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.
Seriously, where the hell has this book been all this time?? Right after reading this book, I felt so dumbfounded. I mean I have known about this book for quite some time. But why I never give it a shot? Gosh, it's so frustrating. And it's more frustrating that I only can post my review right now not right after I finish the book.
Anyway, long story short, the book is wonderful. No, it's FANTASTIC! I guess I used to hesistate reading this book because I thought it's going to be a chessy ridiculous romance typical cinderella style. But the book has so much more than it is. The romance just flow , there are no insta romance, I just hate insta romance . The plots, the romance, fantasy, and mystery is blended wonderfully. In a matter of fact, the book itself is wonderful without the Cinderella touch!
The book may have used Cinderella's retelling but there are many fresh and wonderful ideas that contained iside it. Not just the wonderful ideas but the writing style itself is wonderful. The book is written in a precise pace and the writing is very light. I'm not a really big fan of third POV usings, but this book nailed it.
Now, let's move to the character. Cinder is basically, well I'm not sure to describe her. Honestly, she's just this down to earth half cyborg with complex past and adventure. Okay, that's actually really awsome. The point is, she's just this regular second class girl. But oddly enough, I fell in love with her characters. Her innocence, constant rage and sarcasm, and her struggle , I guess, are very charming in their own ways.I'm not saying that she is a weak character. But if you compare her with a character like Katniss for example, well... But eventhough her character is not that strong, you still want to know her better. That's the kind of girl she is. Not the one whose charm attacks you in the face, but seeps into your brain.
Next up, Prince Kai. I just can't help it. Princes always turn me on, but not many has stolen my heart. Well, you know Maxon Schreave of Illea, he has been on the top of my book boyfriend list for quite some time. And I haven't found someone else who can replace him. But Kai's characters make me want to change that fact. For the first time in forever, I find someone who is comparable with Maxon, that's how great, charming,and lovable Prince Kai is.
Well, I guess that's my review, hope you love it!