Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Audio review: Cinder - Marissa Meyer

A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator—set in a Star Wars kind of world—Marissa Meyer's Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella

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.

My thoughts:
This was actually really cool and the narrator did a splendid job. Now this was an audio I could listen too without drifting off. I really should stay with YA it seems.

Anyway, do not ask me to spell any names right, it's audio. I have no idea.

What do we have? A good story featuring a cyborg. And they are second class citizens so poor Cinder does not have it easy at home. But outside, well there they do not know. She meets a prince, there is a ball in the future, oh does it sound familiar? Ha, it wasn't really. A plague is killing people left and right, a Queen sits on the Moon throne and wants to take over. The prince's father is dying from the plague. Cinder is a mechanic and this was a futuristic re-telling that had the real story there far in but much more around it.

So yes I do want to read more, well listen to more, but I can't, I would have to read more. That actually makes me sad.

Cover
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Edit. Omg, I wrote this in February. I was LATE with this one.

Audio CD, 10 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Macmillan Young Listeners
The Lunar Chronicles #1
Sci-fi /fairytale re-telling, /YA
Library


42 comments:

  1. My sister would probably like this one.

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  2. I LOVE this series. But just in case you don't already know, there's a POV change in book 2. Don't panic, Cinder is still in the forefront, and you still get her POV as well, but when you first start reading, it's from Scarlet's POV, and I nearly lost my mind.

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    1. I heard, and I was NOT a fan of that. I do hope to listen to it in the fall. I had to give the library some time ;)

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  3. I loved Cinder and Scarlet. I especially liked that they were not straighforward retellings but rather added a whole lot more!

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  4. I liked Cinder but I didn't love it as much as everyone else did. I bet it was really great on audio though.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  5. Mmmm been tempted by this one for a while....

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  6. I listened to all three books out in this series so far in audio. Very good series and lovely narrator, I agree!

    ~Mogsy

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    1. I need a good narrator, but who doesn't ;)

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  7. This has been a hit series for so long
    I wonder why I haven't started reading it already
    GREAT review, though
    Your reader
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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    1. I know, I am sooo late getting to it too

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  8. I really liked this one. I have second book, but haven't read it yet. Question, why can you listen to second book?

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    1. Cos they did not have it then ;)

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  9. I enjoyed this one and I need to check out the rest. Might have to try these on audio.

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  10. Good to see you enjoyed this one. And YA too. :) Nice. Thank you!

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    1. I do read YA, when I can listen to it ;)

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  11. Glad to see you finally taking the plunge, This is one of my fav series.

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  12. I love this one, I thought I wouldn't but I ended up loving the unique approach to Cinderella. Gotta read books 2 & 3 soon... or someday

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  13. I love this series and it just gets better, so if you liked this you will love the rest. So excited you are liking a YA..I tend to shy away from contemps but love dystopian and YA fantasy.

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    1. Contemps can be so darn angsty! And paranormal just have love triangles, but I do find some genres I like

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  14. I've heard so many good things about this one. Glad you are enjoying it.

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    1. Boo Friday! One more Friday means soon my vacation ends

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  16. Yeah, where is Friday when you need it?

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  17. I've been eyeballing this series...it sounds good.

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  18. I have this one in print but haven't gotten around to it yet. Glad you enjoyed it. I do love a good re-telling.

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    1. It sure was different, so very cool

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  19. That cover has always given me the creeps, lol. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  20. Cinder is super cool. I loved this one and Scarlet is pretty awesome too.

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