Cinder is everything you could ever want from a post-war apocalyptic/dystopian futuristic sci-fi fairytale retelling.
I have to admit, I fell in love with this book from the instant I heard about the premise. I love fairy tales and their rewrites, so that was already a selling point. But when I found out that this Cinderella is a cyborg, and her best friend is an android? I’m pretty sure I had to be pulled off of the ceiling.
How on earth can all these different “genres” mesh together smoothly? Therein lies the true masterpiece of Cinder. All the elements of the historic story are updated to match the futuristic setting while still retaining the essential nature of the tale.
The characters were easily the best part of Cinder. Each one had a life of his or her own and was truly fascinating. Cinder was far from her Disney counterpart: rather than cleaning around the house, Cinder is a genius mechanic. And, not to knock the Disney version (even if not my favorite, I still squealed like a little girl when I got to take my picture with Cinderella at Disney World), but Cinder doesn’t need a fairy godmother to help her kick ass! Read more…