Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Published by Feiwel and Friends on January 3rd, 2012
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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
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. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Marissa Meyer has completely blown me away with her debut book, Cinder. Full of the familiar details we associate with Cinderella – a handsome prince, a wicked stepmother and a seemingly unattainable ball – but told in such a new and different way that the story becomes fresh and exciting! [Read more…]