“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
Cinder is a sci-fi retelling of Cinderella that I have put off for way too long! I adore how this story has been adapted, with Cinder being a cyborg, who are ostracised by society and often not even seen as anything human, living under her stepmother Adri’s detestable rule.
Sure the book is predictable, but its a retelling after all – we all know the general direction the story is most likely going to head down. But all the other things happening in Cinder’s life, and the wider world, are so interesting! We’re in the future, there is a plague looming over everyone, and there’s a race of people living on the freaking moon!
This book isn’t any action, but it has a cute sweetness to it – even with everything going on. I’m full-on shipping the relationship and get vibes of The Princess Diaries when Cinder goes to the ball. A film a loved when I was growing up. If you haven’t given this series a go yet, I’d more than recommend if you’re looking for something a little lighter – at least based on the first on the series. I’m looking forward to jumping into the next!
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