My Rating: 💜💜💜
A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the center of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.
So I can finally scratch Cinder off my Goodreads bucket list! Ever since I signed up for Goodreads five years ago, I have been seeing the Lunar Series everywhere. I always said I would give it a try but I never got around to it. I saw it at Half Priced Books over the weekend and decided to pick it up.
The concept made me so ready to read this. A Cinderella retelling, Cyborgs, all set in New Beijing? YES!
Sadly, my enthusiasm didn’t last throughout the whole book. This was a very typical YA. Now I’m not saying it’s a bad book, it was just nothing new or surprising and it was extremely predictable.
Now while it was predictable, there were some things I did like about it. I loved the world building in this one. I loved the different races we get. Androids, humans, cyborgs, and lunars. It did hold my attention and kept me wanting to find out what would happen once Kai found out what she was.
So overall, it wasn’t bad. Just feel like it was a bit too predictable of a YA to say that I loved it. I will probably continue with the series, but I’ll just borrow them from the library instead of purchasing them myself.