Mkay, I’m hooked.
I actually started this book about a year ago and sat it aside after a trying an failing to get through the first half. It seemed a bit juvenile to start (I know, its YA, but it just felt very tween to begin with)… and it looked like it was headed down the insta-love path of book destruction and a cheesy villain to match.
I was wrong.
No it isn’t the most intense book I’ve read- but it really picks up after the half way mark. I actually did not guess Cinder’s secret- because I knew the other books revolved around other main characters (so I was assuming the secret had to do with someone else…) – so that was actually a nice surprise for me. Not to mention the ending- I did not realize Cinder’s story wasn’t going to at least somewhat wrap up. Holy cliffhanger batman.
So to summarize my unorganized initial thoughts…
-Scifi meets fairytales – definitely a mix I haven’t seen yet.
-Looks like its going to be an insta-love, but nope.
-Not sure about the villain yet.. seems a little too conveniently evil. We’ll see.
-I’m definitely ready for book two and excited to see where the series goes
-Where is Thorne? I am ready.