Cinder - Marissa Meyer


By Marissa Meyer

  • Publication Date: 2012-01-03
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 883 Ratings)

Book Overview

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.  Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading menWhich of your characters is most like you?I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write?I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you?Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

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Users Reviews

  • Cinder

    By Kinderartz
    So good! I bought the next book right after I finished the first one!! Recommend it to all my friends.
  • MMMM........

    By 20 year member
    The book wasn’t very interesting. It was also g; however, I am so happy I read the rest of the series because IT DOES GET BETTER.
  • It’s OK

    By missyhihihello
    The book is a little young, but I love it! I would recommend this to a ten-year old.
  • Amazing

    By Citlali nava
    Finish the whole series, one of my favorite of all time. Each book had me wanting to read the next
  • Love it

    By Jkcfdgo
    It was perfect mix of futuristic and fairy tale past. It always keeps you on your feet. Every page fills you with emotion wether it happiness, frustration, sadness or etc.! Only part I don’t really like is a super minor detail her hair should be at least a dirty blonde or mix of blonde or brown. I mean it’s Cinderella but that is my opinion.
  • Love these books!!!!

    By EpicTeader
    A must read!!! Love them!!!
  • OH YES

    By The person who likes life
    I recommend this saga to everyone who loves adventure SOOOO GOOOOOOOD
  • 😰

    By Lydbird
    I am so sad because I am writing this book and I'm half way done with her last book, Winter. I really loved Cinder. I was totally screaming in exasperation when Kaito thought Cinder had tricked him into falling in love with her. GRRRR! But their first (real) kiss is awesome. (Sorry guys it's not in this book!
  • My favoritte series at the moment

    By ImClaraKim
    I read this series in middle school and automatically fell in love! Now I’m a high school junior and have been reading the series again this whole week. I really love all the characters and their development through each book. I’m an artist and my current obsession is making fanart each character and scenery!!! Thank you Marissa Meyers for bring this beautiful book to life. :)
  • AMAZING!!!!

    By magic cat😻
    It is scary with some love ❤️ and spoiler alert the part about the plague just makes 1000 times better.