Feb 23, 2012

Review: Marissa Meyer - Cinder

Marissa Meyer - Cinder

• Pub Date: January 3, 2012
• Publisher: Macmillan Audio
• Format: Audio Book CD
• Age Range: Young Adult

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 had some high hopes for this, and since it was nothing like I was expecting at ALL, it totally lived up to the hype! And MAN, if you all could have seen my face when the big shocker happened towards the end there. I was in my car, trying to save my Famous Dave's leftover box from crashing to the floor when it happened, and I totally just froze. I was in total shock! I couldn't believe that I didn't see it coming. But what a great cliffhanging ending to this book. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one!!!

Listening to this one is very enjoyable as well. The narrator (Rebecca Soler) has a pretty smooth voice, and her pronunciation is consistent throughout the novel. Her male voices weren't as good as the female ones. The robot ones were great, though. But either way I really liked her narration and would definitely listen to another book she reads. I hope they keep her reading the books in this series! Looking forward to the sequel :o)

Bottom line: Check this one out for a 21st century spin on Cinderella and a great, creative YA story!


4/5 book sharks!


  1. This really was a great audiobook. I find that when I listen to an audiobook, I critique the reader just as much as the story itself.

    I really liked the reader for this book. The only issue I had with her was the way she pronounced New Beijing. lol

    Her robot voices were great, though!

  2. I totally agree with the Beijing thing! It's not a hard J.. LOL. Thanks!

  3. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this one too! I absolutely loved Cinder and I can't wait until the next book, Scarlett is released. :D

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  4. I need to read this book. I keep seeing good reviews for it everywhere.


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