Cinder by Marissa Meyer was published by Penguin Books and is sold at £6.99.

What is the book about?

Cinder is the first book in The Lunar Chronicles series which focuses on twisting modern fairy tales into a future setting, creating a universe in which all of the books link together into an overall plot. Cinder follows a girl who, due to her position as a cyborg, is used as a servant to her family and her forbidden romance with a prince. Despite its links to Cinderella in a general sense, the story takes on a whole new perspective and unique themes that are both creative and relatable.

Who is it aimed at?

I’d say that this book is more aimed towards people that are 14 and older but could still be enjoyed by slightly younger people.

What was your favourite part?

By far my favourite thing about Cinder was how easy it was to keep reading. Marissa Meyer’s writing style is one that created a distinct sense of tension that makes it impossible to put down and led me to finishing the entire book in just over a day. I enjoy a light read but this series is definitely the way to go if you’re looking for a bit more emotional intensity.

What was your least favourite part?

If I were to choose a part of this book that I enjoyed less it would have to be the development of the characters. There were so many clever twists in the plot that characters seemed to fade into the background and occasionally appeared to be simply forgotten about.

Which character would you most like to meet?

I’d most like to meet the main character Cinder, simply because there was a lot of focus put on her life and struggles and I developed an attachment to her.

Why should someone buy this book?

A lot of people have taken a fresh look at fairy tales and this is a wonderful and well-written take on that.