My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m so jealous! I want to be able to write a novel as engaging, complex, and imaginative as Marissa Meyer’s Cinder book 1 of the Lunar Chronicles. I was captivated at page one and couldn’t stop, I got the audio version of the story so I could listen to it almost straight through. The characters were well rounded, I loved the descriptions used for the city and for the people. The Cinder’s narrative felt genuine and techno-geeky, ringing true to her cyborg, mechanic personality. Even the robots felt a live, especially Iko. This woman’s story excited me about my own stories and I hope that I will be able to deliver as beautifully as this woman has.
The story is tremendously complex, you can tell there will be many books written about this world. And though there were parts that I guessed ahead of time, I waited in anticipation for the execution of how the information would unfold. The progression of relationships between Cinder and the various characters in the story are well developed and well executed. No matter who’s POV we were in, the story was exciting and moved forward quickly.