Book Nerd Interview
I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I'm big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.
CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.
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’s Cinder is a unique twist to the classic Cinderella story. Throw out everything you know about that classic tale. Marissa mixes in her own twists and creates a story unlike anything before. Cinder is the perfect book to kick-start the Lunar Chronicles Series. The fact that Cinder is a cyborg already yells for something unique and different.
After the death of Cinder's adoptive father, his wife blames her for his death and has nothing but hatred towards Cinder. Her step-sisters aren’t exactly the type you would want sisters for. The plot takes off once Cinder uncovers the secrets of her past. Armed with this information, she sets forth on a mission to find out who she really is. Meanwhile, she has caught the eye of the handsome Prince and a doctor who may know a thing or two about what she is.
Marissa’s character development of Cinder is simply amazing. She is this cyborg but yet she has problems that the average person faces each day. The choices she makes are similar to what a person would actually do and is always proactive when she knows what she wants.
The world that is built for these wonderful characters is absolutely astounding. Every aspect of their world is like a mystery that readers will want to know why certain things are the way they are. While it is expected for book one to not uncover everything, Marissa does a wonderful job of keeping readers’ interest levels at peak at all times. A unique twist on a familiar story, equipped with astonishing writing, with unforgettable characters, Cinder is sure to be a must-read for any book lover.
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