A fairytale with a magnificent twist!
Warning! Spoilers ahead!
Do you love fairy tales, but you’re bored of being told the same exact story over and over and over and over again?
Do you want a prince charming that is charming but not a bore? Do you want a prince that actually has personality and has vulnerabilities like the rest of human kind?
Are you tired of the damsel in distress stereotype? Do you want a princess that isn’t waiting to be rescued?
Do you want a fresh empowering version of the classics?
Would you like a hefty dash science fiction with your fairy tale?
If you answered a resounding YES to all this questions, then the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers should be your cup of tea.
Lihn Cinder (guess who she is? wink, wink) is not your regular gal. She is, in fact, a cyborg mechanic, using her sales to keep her stepmother and stepsisters with a food and a roof over their heads. But being a cyborg, she’s not only faced with being the poor “help” (a.k.a., a slave), but she is the victim of discrimination. Yet, despite all her difficulties, Cinder isn’t accepting of her fate and she is fighting for her freedom.
She’s is in the process of earning money to escape when she meets Prince Kai at her market stall, and you being all familiar with the story, you can probably imagine how it goes. Yet…
When we think about Cinderella we think about the dress and the fairy Godmother and going to the ball, and the lost crystal shoe. Meyer’s story doesn’t end there. There is also a plague, the threat of war from the mind-controlling beings in Luna, and a long thought dead princess that doesn’t quite stay dead.
If you’re looking for the warmth of a familiar story, but with the potential for so much more, stop right there and go get Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I can garantee that you won’t regret it!