Cinder by Marissa Meyer is one of those books that has been staring at me accusingly from the YA section of the library for a few months now. And I finally borrowed and read it this week, so the accusing eyes can STOP NOW, okay.
|Cover lust to the max|
Overall I found Cinder to be an ambitious and enjoyable debut novel from Meyer, largely because she is world-building. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, Cinder is a sci-fi adaptation of Cinderella set in the future (= mind blown). The inside front cover confidently announces three more novels in the next three years, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter, set in this same universe. So there is of necessity lots of expository ground to cover, and although the reader is given a TON of information in a short span of pages, Meyer handles it pretty gracefully.