by Marissa Meyer
Feiwal and Friends (Macmillan)
Suggested Ages: 12+
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Description: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the 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.
The Good Stuff
- Unusual and fun take on the Cinderella story
- well crafted and creative world, reminded me at times of the landscape of Blade Runner
- good uses of humourous dialogue
- liked the love story wasn't overly angsty
- broke my heart at times (can't go further than that or would be too spoilerish)
- Love the relationship between Kai and Dr. Erland
- Strong willed feisty heroine who isn't afraid to do what is right
- Enjoyed the android sidekick - she got some of the biggest laughs
- A tad predictable at times
- drags a wee bit about a quarter way through
"Iko rolled to her side, clasping her metal grippers over her chest. "Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I'm overheating."
"I'm sure I'll feel much more grateful when i find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on."
"And yet, the memory of his fingers against her skin refused to fade."
Who Should/Shouldn't Read
- Would say it would appeal more to younger YA readers
- For fans of YA fantasy (would describe it as bladerunner/cinderella hybrid for the ya set)
I purchased this at Indigo