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Cinder (4 stars) and Scarlet (5 stars) - Lunar Chronicles

I have finally started reading the Lunar Chronicles! And I am loving it.

Cinder started a little slow for me. I didn't like it at first all that much, but as the story progressed I became more intrigued and fascinated by it.
It is a wonderful re-telling of Cinderella. Beautifully written with some awesome sci-fi elements to it. At times a tad predictable, but I guess being a modern re-telling of a classic that comes with the territory. That being said, about half way through the story became engaging enough that I was no longer concerned about it.
Cinder is a mechanic, a cyborg! One of her hands and feet are metal. She has a step-mum and a sister that does not appreciate her and a sister she is friends with. So not exactly like that classic ;)
She is not your usual heroin, being a cyborg limits what she can do as she not the owner of her own body. She belongs to her step-mum. But she feisty and determined to change her faith. If she just knew by how much ....
Prince Kai is ok. A little too weak of a character. I am not in love with him at all.
My favorite character is Iko, Cinder's android! She is so funny, clever, entertaining! All honesty, she is a better character than Cinder and Kai combined! hehe

Although I liked Cinder enough, I perfectly understand why it gets mixed reviews. Its good, but the main characters aren't that strong.
Scarlet is a much better book than Cinder!
It is a lot more dynamic, there is a lot more happening and the new characters have a lot more depth to them!
I still don't think much of Kai. But, even though we didn't get much of him here, he does comes across a little stronger and more mature.
Cinder is, if anything, even weaker of a character. I just kept waiting for her to get grips with reality and toughen up the whole book. Never happened!

Scarlet and Wolf however are amazing characters!  And the way their stories (Scarlet's and Cinder's) cross paths is genius!
Scarlet is a fabulous heroin! Fierce, strong minded, feisty in every way.
And Wolf... oh Wolf... I love and adore him! He is such a wonderful character, Both strong, violent and dangerous while at the same time a pure softy!
Their story is not as predictable as cinder's was, which was great! I read this a lot faster and found it incredibly difficult to put down. There were a few wonderful plot twists that kept your imagination and interesting on check!

I highly recommend you read this two books!
As soon as I finish with the series I will have the review on  the other two books up!

Have a wonderful day and Go Read!



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