Would the term “ADORE” be acceptable in a review??? Because I ADORE this book!
5 stars, 100 moons, 1,000 solar systems, 10,000 galaxies, and gazillion constellations!
About the Book
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.
I can’t believe that Cinder was a DNF when I first read it back in 2009!
But I guess it was like the old saying attributed to Buddha Siddhartha Guatama…
When the disciple is ready the master appears.
Back then I was mostly into PNR and wasn’t ready to appreciate this fantasy/sci-fi jewel.
I read this book last year. BEST in 2016 and finishing the Lunar Chronicles series in 2017 was EXACTLY what I needed to beat the winter blues!
I don’t even know where to start!
The world! Yes! Let’s start with the world. WHAT A WORLD!!!
I was fascinated by all the science behind this world: the cyborgs, the droids, the endemic virus, the ships, all the technology, the dystopian society rules…
THIS WORLD IS PERRRRRRFECT!
Ahhhhhhhh Marissa you are an artist!!! SO I AM JUST GONNA SAY THIS AND THEN GO HIDE…
The Lunar Chronicles World is as good as Star Wars’
There. I said it! Humph!
[If you need me I’m hiding under the bed so the outraged Star Wars fans cannot find me 🙂 ]
The world is so well-developed that it develops the characters, the plot and the story arc as well. This is a futuristic society afflicted by an endemic virus where cyborgs [technology enhanced humans] are treated as slaves and don’t have many rights. And then… Great characters and stories just pop everywhere!
[POP!] There goes the perfect MC for this world, Cinder, a cyborg of course. But not ANY cyborg but a very, very, very smart mechanic. GIRL POWER!
[POP!] There goes the perfect obstacles for the MC to overcome (prejudices, discrimination, sickness, death…).
[POP!] Then there goes the perfect character arc as Cinder overcomes all those obstacles.
[POP!] There goes the perfect love interest and secondary characters to support the MC’s arc.
[POP!] There goes the perfect villain to make it all very difficult.
[POP!] There goes the perfect plot devices and twists, [POP] the perfect actions scenes, [POP], [POP], [POP], [POP], [POP]. Mini Big Bangs everywhere and the awesome universe of The Lunar Chronicles is created!
EVERYTHING IN THIS BOOK IS PERFECT [the writing is impeccable too, but I’m not sure I would notice if it wasn’t. That’s how blindly infatuated I’m! 🙂 ]
I only have ONE COMPLAINT.. WHY ON EARTH ISN’T this book a movie already??? This series would be the most spectacular blockbuster ever, comparable to Star Wars!
Ok, sorry, bye! Gotta go hide again from the Star Wars’ fans 🙂 [If you need me I’m under my bed, curled into a crying mess because I already finished this series and THAT IS SOOOOO SAD!]
What about you my friends? Have you read the Lunar Chronicles?
Were you infatuated like me? Were you convinced that NOTHING, ever, could be as splendorous?
You didn’t like it??? HUH??? Did you go to the doctor? Please go! You need immediate medical attention!
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