Cinder - Marissa Meyer This is one of the best books I have read in a long time.

This book was so good in so many ways. For one; the story. So creative and original! A very cool version of Cinderella. And the writing itself was amazing. I actually felt like I was there in the world of New Beijing- alongside Cinder and Iko and Kai and Peony and all the other great characters. Which leads me to my next point. The characters.... I'm so amazed that Marissa Meyer was able to create such wonderful characters and make me feel so strongly for them. Cinder, Iko and Kai were my favorite characters. I disliked Adri, but I felt sorry for her at some times. All the others, even if they were side characters, like Peony and Kai's adviser (whose name I forgot) and Dr. Erland, felt like real people and not just mere characters.

I have high hopes for Scarlet, the second book and hopefully it's just as good as Cinder. Highly recommend!!!!!