This is a short story by Marissa Meyer and is a prequel to cinder, this book happens about 5 years before the events in cinder. I also fancied a shorter read, and then I found this book online it is also free so anybody who had read the first book in the lunar chronicles series will be able to know what is happening in the book. Anyway here is my review of the book
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. In Glitches, a short prequel story to Cinder, we see the results of that illness play out, and the emotional toll that takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch…
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This book is really short, and by short I mean it is whole 32 pages long. This means that it shouldn’t take you more then 30 minutes to read this short story, but the important part is that it gives us a little bit of a view of what it what like for cinder before the man who took her in and made sure that she had a home died.
The story revolves around a young cinder round about 12 years old and what it was like for her when she first moved in with Linh family. She is still getting used to living with metal limbs, and in this story she has not mastered all of the abilities she has and is still surprised when she finds out that she is able to control how loud she is able to hear.
For me I really enjoyed this short story, it was a nice quick read and it gave some nice information to have about the past of cinder. It also showed us how she found out about her special skill in engineering and the reason why she even wanted to use her talent was to help out with the family.
This story also helped me realise why I hate Cinder step mom, in fact she reminds me a lot of Petunia Dursley from Harry Potter. This is because both of them want to have the perfect family and anything that isn’t considered to be normal is a freak and shouldn’t be around. I really enjoy the how Marissa Meyer is able to make everybody who reads the books to hate the step mother, just like in the fairy tale that Cinder is based off.
Overall I like this story and I think it is an excellent addition to the series giving some important back story to cinder, showing us what it was like for her when she first moved in with the Linh family. If you have read the first book Cinder then I do recommend that you read this short story just for some extra back story and a pretty good read.