There's nothing like a good fairy tale retelling to help get a girl out of a book slump. Cinder wasn't your everyday run of the mill retelling though. It took Cinderella and completely turned it on its head, adding unique futuristic and dystopian elements. Which made it completely different from any Cinderella story I have read. The world building and character development was well done. The story line was obviously well thought out with a clear lead into the following books. There were parts where I wasn't sure where the plot was going, but I was always pleasantly surprised.
I can’t say I was a huge fan of the romance cinder had. There just wasn't a lot of chemistry there in my opinion. Maybe a nice friendship but nothing more than that. Prince Kai is a nice enough bloke, but he was just lacking something. I'm hoping his character will develop a little bit more spunk through the next books. My favorite character was the doctor. He was hard to read and kept me guessing for a while whose side he was playing for. Which only added to the element of suspense.
I’m not going to go into too much detail, because I know many people have already read and reviewed this book (probably a lot better than I could.) But if all the good reviews and praise are anything to go on. I suggest giving Cinder a go, if you’re in the mood for something a little bit surprising and different. It definitely helped me get out of my reading funk.
My rating: 4/5