Here’s one of those stories that make you love the writer and makes you crave for more.
Be warned – I’ve already read “Cinder” so I don’t think any of the things happening in “Glitches” are spoilers.
Glitches (The Lunar Chronicles 0.5) by Marissa Meyer
You can find this book on Goodreads.
This little story is a prequel to “Cinder”. Here we have occasion to meet Cinder for the first time and see what her relationship with her new family looks like. From now on she’ll live with Garan and Adria – her new parents and Pearl and Peony – her sisters. It seems only Peony, the youngest, was nice to Cinder at all times. Others were either avoiding her or being mad at her.
Cinder doesn’t remember anything from times before accident, before she became a cyborg. She needs to know how to use her new body, what are her new strengths and weaknesses.
I have to admit I’d love to get some of those, who wouldn’t want to have Google-like access straight in their heads? All the knowledge available at a simple thought.
This is also the story in which Iko comes back to life. Stored in an old box, split to parts, poor little robot was supposed to be sold, but nobody wanted to buy it.
I loved Iko in “Cinder”. She has a very unique personality programming – sometimes she forgets she’s a robot, she loves to dress up, imagine herself at balls and with boys. I guess part of this is Peony’s doing :). It seems she played with Iko before she broke down.
Anyway, I liked this introduction to the first book in series. It presented us Cinder and her new family. Adria is horrible from the very first meeting. Pearl simply doesn’t care and barely shows up. Peony is sweet, playful and innocent. Garan is quiet and buries himself in work. Cinder is simply trying to adjust.