“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
I was completely blown off guard with this awesome retelling of Cindrella. the story is based on a basic structural framework of cindrella and is not completely the story of Cindrella.
The first disney princess i read in childhood was Cindrella so oviously i was completely excited to see how Marissa Meyer turned the story into a retelling. And i have to admit it was AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. ?
This story is set in a future Beijing and the setting of the story is very visual in the story.So it is about Cinder who is a cyborg ,that is,is a half human and half robot which is like really cool.A plague has broken in her city and also she is blamed for her sister’s illness.She was a human before she underwent an operaion after an accident. she had to be turned into a cyborg. Like few parts of her body is mechanic while rest is human parts. So yeah the synopsis is REALLY awesome Also there is Prince Kai and Iko who are my absolute favourites in this story.
“Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I’m overheating.”
Iko is definately a laughter relieve in this story and i quite liked her character.
Now coming to the writing style of Meyer, i think it is the most vivid thing i have read so far this year. The way she explains every suitstion, the setting its completely fresh and helped me a lot to understand the plot.
“Do your kind even know what love is? Can you feel anything at all, or is it just… programmed?”
The character formation was also very good and i would also was able to chalk each one out by reading the story. Marissa Meyer also knows how to hold the suspense till the end and to give various plot twists . ?
“Imagine there was a cure, but finding it would cost you everything. It would completely ruin your life. What would you do?”
Also the different feelings captured in this story made it stay tucked in my heart. Also i felt the strong female protagonist shown in this story is something to look out for.
“Lines drawn into his face suggested he had spent many years thinking very hard over very difficult problems.”
I was little septical to start the book but am so glad i did cos this is one of my favourites of this year.
PLOT-It is AWESOME 4.5/5 STARS
CHARACTER- 4/5 STARS