Earlier this week I shared a couple of snack size reviews featuring a fairy tale and including one of my Christmas gifts. Today I bring you a snack size review of another "fairy tale," which also happens to have been given to me for Christmas! Enjoy the morsel, and do share your thoughts if you've read it, as well!
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
A very creative and intense beginning to the "Lunar Chronicles" series that left me very glad I pre-ordered Scarlet (the sequel)! While there is plenty of action in this futuristic twist on "Cinderella," the focus is mainly on Cinder's self-discoveries and the dawning awareness of impending danger and epic adventure. The background is fascinating and tragic. Prince Kai is utterly endearing in his uncertainties and internal struggles. The story is a little unsatisfying on its own, but I'm impressed and intrigued by the concept of the series.
Note: "Seasoned" or "unseasoned" is in reference to my book rating system. Thanks to Juju of Tales of Whimsy for the inspiration regarding mini reviews!