I would describe this book as a dystopian future fairytale with no fairies. If you read this book, that makes sense. Lets be frank though. This book was in no way shocking. I think can all agree that this big revelation in the end was not much of a shock. The hints were practically beaten over the head really early in the book.
But! Despite this, the story was so entertaining that I had to agree its one of my faves I've read this year. Not only is Cinder an entertaining and likable heroine, but Kai is such an awesome lead male. I usually hate cheesy love stories, but I was cheering for them. Kai is just so damn adorable and regal. I just can't handle it.
I'm also a fan of a book that's not afraid to kill characters. That's life, it makes things that real though sometimes it didn't feel like the deaths effected anyone for any lasting period of time.
Likable characters. Fun stories. Drama. I can't complain. It was a good read.