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I m sure I ll feel muchgrateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn onIn this, my third attempt to read Cinder, I finally made it to the end But I find myself wishing I hadn t bothered Going into this book, I thought it was fair to expect a light, probably unremarkable, but ultimately entertaining read I did not come to this book wanting my mind to be blown with science or to be taken to another world by beautiful prose, but I also did not expect it to be so painfully boring Which it was.Cinder takes a bold and fascinating premise, sketches out a basic outline of it, and then never fleshes it out with any substance.Let s look at the wonders we have here A part cyborg protagonist, a loose Cinderella retelling in a future alternate universe, a setting in New Beijing, and a potential war with a kingdom of Lunar people a race who live on the moon This sounds like a recipe for a fantastic science fiction novel, and yet we get very little info beyond what I ve provided here.Who are these Lunar people What about their history How did they come to be on the moon How disappointing it was that we never found out ANYTHING about them beyond the fact that they have an evil ruler Queen Levana.And this setting in a future alternate world In New Beijing, even Do we ever get an exciting look into its culture Any beautiful or ugly visuals Any insight into its history, customs anything Nope.And even if I forgive that, if I say that maybe all that goodness is being saved for later series installments, I simply cannot forgive the lack of personality in our principle characters Cinder and Prince Kai are empty, self sacrificing heroes with little to no hopes, fears, desires and thoughts of their own Adri is the classic evil stepmother Iko was the not so funny sidekick.I m also not sure I understand why part cyborg people are considered second class citizens when they re basically regular humans who ve had parts added to save them But let s imagine I suspend that disbelief for a second why did Meyer waste this perfect opportunity for Cinder to consider what it means to be human For example, how much of a person can be replaced before they stop being a person and start being a machine Are there really any differences between humans and machines beyond the materials they re made from So many fascinating questions not being asked.Though really, I could have forgiven many things if only the plot had been compelling, the conflicts engaging, and the characters vaguely interesting I honestly had to force myself through.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Youtube I guess I m on a year end quest to be the last person to read popular series Last week Hunger Games This week Cinder.Or not I hated it No binging this series, sorry, dear friends You may think it s harsh that I give this book one star when there was nothing offensive about it, but considering the hype, I expected far, farthan that we were given.Before reading the book, I knew why it came highly recommended to me in theory, this book should have been awesome An Asian protagonist Everyone knows Khanh loves Asian shit , an alternate universe, plenty of opportunities to spin a beautifully woven Asian setting A fairy tale retelling Khanh loves retold shit .Yet for years, I resisted the many, many KHANH, YOU GOTTA READ CINDER because of one reason The main character is an cyborg I don t like cyborgs, I don t like androids Not the Google based operating system, the concept of part human, part machine No, thank you I like my main characters purely organic and carbon based.Let s get one thing straight I have nothing against technology, it s just the concept of a human meshed with a robot that bothers me I don t think such a being can have the same emotions, the same characteristics, the same failings that makes human so, well, human Here is where the book could have changed my mind Cinder could have been made to bethan a inhuman robot what she is, in my mind What s ironic to me is that Cinder is too human I know she is part machine, but it never felt like that part of her was explored as much as her humanity is sold to us.Further, the KHANH LOVES ASIAN SHIT part of me was so not sold on this Yes, it s cute that the MC is Asian Yes, it s cool that the new world is New Beijing Those are just names, this is not an Asian based book You know how you go to one of those super chic Asian fusion restaurants and you order a fusion dish that costs 100 on a beautiful plate, and the only thing that s Asian about it is the one drop of lemongrass essence that they add to the sauce This book is like that.There is no explanation about New Beijing s culture There is no explanation as to why it became that way It was a world that was entirely unexplored, and unworthy of the hype, and of the Asian label slapped onto it Sorry, guys, this series is not for me. wow wow WOW.I went into this book not expecting to like it I m not sure why, but this book completely surprised me As seen on The ReadventurerLet me first give credit where credit is due A cyborg Cinderella Wow It s a bold premise I applaud Marissa Meyer for thinking this up In this re envisioning of the fairy tale, Lihn Cinder is a cyborg, meaning, she is almost half mechanical she has prosthetic hands and a foot, a big chunk of her internal organs are wired into her body Cinder is a mechanic in New Beijing, the capital of the Eastern Commonwealth, a country ravaged by plague outbreaks One day, the heir to the throne of the Commonwealth, Prince Kai, steps into Cinder s shop to get his android fixed, and everything changes for Cinder She falls in love, she becomes a center of multiple intrigues, she discovers her own well hidden even from her secrets As much as I appreciate an author willing to think outside the box, I am afraid in this case Marissa Meyer bit offthan she could chew The world of Cinder is very imaginative and full of potential New Beijing, royalty, plague, cyborg falling in love, a war with the Lunar Moon Empire I mean, just think about the possibilities here Too bad, these possibilities are never explored to their best advantage Let s take Cinder, for example She is almost half robot, there is stuff wired into her brain and body Is she a human Does she have artificial intelligence Does she think of herself as human How can she love Are her emotions real or programmed None of this is explained with any kind of depth I compare this book to The Adoration of Jenna Fox, and Cinder fails miserably.How about the setting New Beijing Futuristic China Is there any Chinese flavor in this story Any infusion of Eastern cultures, customs Not really.Ok, maybe there is something to this Lunar business then Who or what are these Lunar people How did they get there How do they live on the Moon Why exactly are they at war with Earth I still have no clue.My general impression after finishing Cinder is that every good idea in this story is developed very superficially It s like Cinder is Ship Breaker s ugly cousin What Paolo Bacigalupi managed to do in his fairly short book with great depth the world ruined by environmental changes, genetically altered human beings, poverty is all done here, but in the most shallow way, as if the author was determined to keep the plot moving at a break neck pace, afraid that any paragraph spent on layering the world or characters personalities would bore readers.There is still some entertainments value in Cinder, and I did get all the way through it to find out how the story would unfold BTW, you can predict the novel s outcome at about page 50 and it all ends with a cliffhanger But the novel fails miserably at being thought provoking, challenging or truly engaging, even though the ideas are all there Squandered potential. mild spoilers Cyborgs squeeaaaal Androids squeeaaaal New Beijing squeeaaaal Cinderella sque uhm, I mof a Beauty and the Beast girl But not bad Cinder was one helluva ride for me Saying that it was a special one is an understatement Why I call it special Because of the ups and downs it had If you read my Kindle notes for this review you d thing I m suffering of DID Dissociative Identity Disorder What do you think doctor House Am I sick Can it be treated Yes This book looked so much better in my head I replaced thisWith thisI m sure Cinder would prefer to be the uncool version.Dude, you re a freakin cyborg I wouldn t hide this from the world, I d enhance it Probably add some cool gadgets and make everyone drool over me Imagine the possibilities since you re a badass mechanic Imagine what you could create And Mrs Meyer, please boost your universe There are so many things you missed in this new world you have created I want to knowabout their infrastructure,about what type of transportation they have, what clothes, toys, gadgets, what food even There are so many possibilities out there The book s weakest element was Kai His POV made me almost fall asleep He s weak, not charming, and not funny and he bores me to tears I wish Cinder transforms him into a brainless zombie in the coming book.But, in the end, I have to say that I didn t mind this book at all It was a very interesting one, kept me entertained and didn t piss me off Much. 4.5 This was amazing Why didn t anyone tell me to read it sooner Just kidding. The world and characters are so great, I can t wait to continue on in the series. 3.5 starsA Cinderella story through and through or is it Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a TimeEveryone knows this story At this point, I have read so many versions that I have a tough time going through yet another one Yet, the further I read, theI was delighted This book was unexpectedly sweet, endearing and enjoyable.My younger sibling had this book on a shelf for the longest time and finally at the nudging of one of my friends, I picked it up I m glad I did.Cinder is a cyborg mechanic living in New Beijing who, along with her best friend a robot named Iko and sister a fully human gal named Pearl , fall in love with Prince Kai But, life isn t all cleaning and singing, there s a ravaging plague and crippling poverty The plague can strike anyone at any time Aside Does no one know basic disease prevention The plague is detected in a public area, everyone ALWAYS scatters Gee, I wonder why this hasn t been contained.Cyborgs like Cinder, our heroine are recruited at a rate of one per day to be sacrificed for plague research Their families are given a hefty sum for their sacrifice Since cyborgs aren t considered true citizens, they can be turned in at any time When Cinder s stepmother was pushed just a little bit too far, she decides to turn Cinder in From there, she s interviewed by the doctor and set up to be sacrificedI don t know I don t actually remember anything from before the surgery His eyebrows rose, his blue eyes sucking in all the light of the room The cybernetic opetation No, the sex change The doctor s smile faltered I m jokingDespite the humor, the treatment of the cyborgs by humans really threw me off There s longstanding prejudices that cyborgs are living on borrowed time and thus owe their lives to society if need be i.e cyborg draft Now, I could see the logic against cyborgs if all of them had wiring in their brains thus rendering them incapable of independent thought or something of the like.One could conceivably claim that their brains are ruined or some other nonsense But the book treated all cyborgs the same i.e Some poor guy lost his foot and got a replacement Disgusting creature Sacrifice him. Other than that, this was an entertaining retelling of Cinderella I liked how the relationship with Prince Kai isof a crush than an end all be all sort of love It was sweet, but not overwhelmingly so Kai cleared his throat Stood straighter I assume you are going to the ball I I don t know I mean, no No, I m sorry, I m not going to the ball Kai drew back, confused Oh well but maybe you would change your mind Because I am, you know The prince Not bragging, he said quickly Just a factI ve heard from others that the remaining books still follow the characters from the first I m hoping for aslow build sort of thing There was one thing that just completely blew me out of the water Our main character was burned in a fire thus requiring cyborg surgery at a very young age She lost 30% of her body and needed to live in a suspended animation tank for months.And what do we name herCinder. Just let that sink in. Audiobook CommentsRead by Rebecca Soler and she absolutely rocked it I loved listening to her tone characterizations especially Iko That was literally the cutest little robot voice I ever did hear.If you are curious about Rebecca Soler, check Tucker the Reader s interview Blog Instagram Twitter Re Read On Audio I love the narrator I m still loving Cinder, Iko and Prince Kai I loved one of Cinder s sisters but the other one and her stepmom Ugggg Cinder being a cybor mechanic is too cool There is a deadly disease going around and it kills so many people They are trying to find a cure by doing some evilness Cinder gets to meet Prince Kai and sigh, I felt so happy for her Then there is Queen Levana from Luna Don t even want to talk about her evilness right now And Cinder finds out who she really is eeep Here s a really cool fan art of Cinder by MiraPau This book was so good I remember when I read it the first time that it was so amazing Listening to it, I find that it is still amazing I m loving these audio re reads Well, unless I get a bad narrator I m still in awe and I m still in love Oh, the joy of a re telling with cyborgs and all kinds of different things And there is a war brewing Isn t there always a war brewing It s just the beginning to an amazing series In my opinion anyway MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List 2015 I LOVED this book so much (Read Pdf) Ú Cinder Ø Sixteen Year Old Cinder Is Considered A Technological Mistake By Most Of Society And A Burden By Her Stepmother Being Cyborg Does Have Its Benefits, Though Cinder S Brain Interference Has Given Her An Uncanny Ability To Fix Things Robots, Hovers, Her Own Malfunctioning Parts , Making Her The Best Mechanic In New Beijing This Reputation Brings Prince Kai Himself To Her Weekly Market Booth, Needing Her To Repair A Broken Android Before The Annual Ball He Jokingly Calls It A Matter Of National Security, But Cinder Suspects It S Serious Than He S Letting OnAlthough Eager To Impress The Prince, Cinder S Intentions Are Derailed When Her Younger Stepsister, And Only Human Friend, Is Infected With The Fatal Plague That S Been Devastating Earth For A Decade Blaming Cinder For Her Daughter S Illness, Cinder S Stepmother Volunteers Her Body For Plague Research, An Honor That No One Has SurvivedBut It Doesn T Take Long For The Scientists To Discover Something Unusual About Their New Guinea Pig Something Others Would Kill For Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a TimeOnce Upon a Time,there was an avid reader let s call her K who thought she was very clever but she couldn t bewrong.You see,she d heard about a futuristic version of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic that everyone seemed to love but she refused to read it,because she was skeptical and a little prejudiced.One day she read the first page but when she came to the part where Cinder takes off her foot she said Ok I tried but it s not for me,end of story and she continued her life.Until she decided to give it another shot,and then the skies opened and the stars above made her see the truth.That she was aOh my stars,she really was an idiot.Because there can be only one reaction towards a book that narrates a classic tale that takes place in the future after the Forth World War,when androids are a part of daily life and a plague kills thousands of people and the Earth is threatened by the cunning and inhumanly beautiful Queen of the Moon who has mind controlling powersSoon, the whole world would be searching for her Linh Cinder.A deformed cyborg with a missing foot.A Lunar with a stolen identity.A mechanic with no one to run to, nowhere to go.But they will be looking for a ghostK was mesmerized by Cinder.Even though it was a fairytale retelling,there were twists and turns in the story she could not predict.As she was reading next to the fireplace,eating chocolate and drinking chocolate flavored cappuccino,she forgot about her responsibilities and instead she grew wings and she flied to the East.She visited labs and sick people while they were sleeping,she laughed with Iko s witty retorts,she heard Evil Queen Levana scheming,she smelled the fear towards the Lunars and their unholy abilities,she saw spacecrafts take off,she swooned over a prince who was not ready to rule and give up his freedom but deep down he knew he would sacrifice even himself for the sake of his people and finally,she landed on a basement,hiding in a corner,watching a stained with grease mechanic named Cinder working and dreaming that one day her life would be hers,that she would be considered a human and not an emotionless machineDo your kind even know what love is Can you feel anything at all, or is it just programmedK loved the multiple POVs because they gave her the chance to witness both Cinder s life and the politics of the Empire.She was aggravated by the social injustice,she was hurt by some characters malice and hatred,she felt giddy when Kai tried to flirt with Cinder and frustrated with all the secrets and the hidden agendas.Even though she loved the romantic element,she was actually happy it wasn t overwhelming and many other themes were explored,like Cinder s journey to finally accept herself,Levana s reign and plots,Kai s struggles regarding his new role,the part androids and cyborgs played in the society and the attempts to find a cure.In the end,K couldn t help but admit that Marissa Meyer isthan capable of enchanting the reader,even in a technology dominated world.There are two reasons she didn t give Cinder 5 stars though.First,she found Cinder s behaviour towards Kai extremely infuriating because how can you keep saying no to a sweet prince that practically begs you to go the ball with him If she just stopped hiding the truth and acting like a child on a whim things would be so different And second,K had a gut feeling that the next books would be even better so she decided to save the fifth star for them If you re one of the few people who haven t read Cinder yet,don t hesitate to try it.It s different,unique and extremely enjoyable P.S I know it may be a little hard to see through the lines not,but K is me.Shocking,isn t it