Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Cinder

For the A to Z Challenge, I'm writing mini-mini character analyses on some of my favorite characters. If you're a first time visitor or a new follower, please let me know in the comments section.


is for Cinder.

Cinder is a cyborg from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I'm only half way through this book right now, but I already love her. Cinder is awesome because she's intelligent, resourceful and she's a cyborg. (I'm an idiot by the way because I didn't know what a cyborg was before reading this book - I had to look it up....should I not have admitted that?) Cinder takes the "Cinderella princess" ideal to a new level. She's tough and strong and a heroine for young girls to admire. I LOVE the new turn heroines are taking and Cinder epitomizes that. I haven't finished this book yet, so I can't speak about what makes her round and dynamic. But I what I know already is that she's an original take on a classic character. She's complex with a backstory that hasn't been revealed yet (which adds plenty of tension and keeps me flipping the pages). She's feisty, brave, and has a strong sense of right vs wrong. I can just tell she's going to be the kick ass character I want to cheer for and want to be like (though I'm perfectly fine not having robotic parts). 

Why I love Cinder: She's a kick-ass princess, not a damsel in distress princess wanna-be (not that I don't love them too - I do. No hate here - just a bit of fist-pumping for the new type of heroine which Cinder embodies)

23 comments:

  1. Guess I have another book to add to my to be read pile! :)

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  2. She sounds great! I love books where you have to keep flipping the pages to find out all the secrets.

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  3. I haven't read this yet, I really need to, it sounds amazing!

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  4. Ok, now I must try and read this! I don't like all the Disney girly princesses. And the immediate good thing that came out of Disney buying Lucas' rights to Star Wars was that the next Disney Princess is going to come equipped with a BLASTER!! :D
    Thanks for that!
    Jai

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  5. Interesting the twist on YA MCs, especially for young women-- the theme of heroism seems to be "kick-ass" for these characters. As a mom of a 17 year old young woman, I debate this virtue. Interesting. :)

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  6. I love that so many of the newest YA books have strong female leads. I wish there were more for boys.

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  7. Cinder... Such a cool name. =)

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  8. Loved Cinder. And I just finished Scarlet and she's just as awesome in it. Great choice for C.

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  9. Cinder......really cute name! Plus a tough cookie! I just love heroines who are not 'damsels in distress'!!

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  10. Ah, one I don't know - me thinks a YA book shopping trip is needed! Great post, again :)

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  11. I do like a princess that can kick some butt. I have heard of that book. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  12. Always like the fiesty ones.
    We'll forgive you for not knowing about cyborgs.

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  13. I haven't read Cinder yet, but have heard great things about it. Definitely one I should check out.

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  14. I have looked at this one a couple of times, but I don't know if I'll ever actually read it.

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  15. Oh man... cyborgs have been around for decades! Lol!

    It's fun to put a twist on a classic fairy tale and give it new life and added depth.

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  16. I loved Cinder. I didn't know what a cyborg was either!!! So you aren't alone =].

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  17. I don't know this one.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  18. I love how visually you write. Fist pumping! haha! You are way too cute. I love your little character analyses. Catching myself wondering right now who "D" might be! I can't wait to find out. I'll be back tomorrow. Really enjoying this blog. :)

    Dana
    Waiter, drink please!



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  19. Makes me want to read Cinder.

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  20. She sounds like a great character and role model.

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  21. My favorite movies and books seem to all have a kick-butt strong female character in them. I look forward more A to Z's from you.
    Connie #133
    A to Z Challenge.
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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  22. I haven't heard of this, but I want to read it!

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