Paperback, 387 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by Puffin
“Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.”
Why oh why did I not pick this book up sooner?! As soon as I started to read it I was instantly enticed to read more, and was absorbed into the setting, the characters and the outcomes their actions had on each other. This book was written from multiple POV’s and, for me, was tricky to immediately enjoy thoroughly. But I soon got used to it and was glad it was written the way it was. Meyer’s writing is amazing and consistent and was really dynamic. She has created some really unique and original characters that I really connected with and cared about. I loved Cinder, she was kick-ass and really easy to understand. I enjoyed learning more about her past and how she came to end up in New Beijing. The only problem I had with this book was that I guessed what one of the major plot twists in the story pretty quickly. But I think it was just a lucky guess. Overall, I loved how short the book was and I flew through it. If you’ve been putting off reading Cinder– Don’t! It is so worth the read, ten-fold.
Paperback, 452 pages
Published February 7th 2013 by Puffin
“Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .”
Paperback, 550 pages
Published February 6th 2014 by Puffin
ISBN: 978-0-141-34015-9Rating:★★★★☆– 3.8 stars
“Cress grew up as a prisoner. With only netscreens for company, she’s forced to do the bidding of the evil Queen Levana. Now that means tracking down Cinder and her handsome accomplice Emperor Kai. But little does Queen Levana know that those she seeks, and the man she loves, are all plotting her downfall… As paths cross and the price of freedom rises, happily ever after has never seemed further away for Cress, Scarlet and Cinder.”