“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
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.
It was a little hard for me to get into this book at first,maybe because I’m not a huge fan of robots and cyborgs,but after I passed the first 80 pages I couldn’t put it down because I wanted to know what would happen next.So if any of you start reading this book,the beggining is a bit slow but don’t give up,trust me,all the good stuff will come.
Cinder was an amazing main character.She lives with her stepmother,stepsisters and Iko the android,who is Cinder’s best friend.I felt so sorry for her throughout the book because everywhere she turned there was another problem she had to face:disease,heartbreak,pain.And despite all that she still managed to have a sense of humour.
Favourite quote:“I’m sure I’ll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.”
Prince Kai is another character who has a very hard life.There are so many conflicts going on and he is all alone.His father,the emperor,died, his people are dying from the plague and the cure has not yet been discovered.To top it all off,Levana,the Lunar queen has decided to pay them a visit.But,he makes all the right choices in my oppinion showing that he will be an amazing emperor.
Favourite quote:“Imagine there was a cure, but finding it would cost you everything. It would completely ruin your life. What would you do?”
Queen Levana is the main antagonist of the series.
She has special Lunar powers that allow her to “glamour” others. She can trick people into siding with her, making them admire her, fall in love with her, and much more.I don’t know who is the most evil:she or Cinder’s stepmother,Adri?I really hope that in the end she get’s a taste of her own medicine.
The ending of the book left me with so many questions,and although this book wasn’t very amazing I still liked it and I will pick up the second one because I really want to know what happens next.
P.S:I really hope this is how Cinder and Kai’s story ends: