Author: Marissa Meyer
Format: ARC (to be published in hardcover)
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.
Cinder, Cinder, where to start . . .
Cinder is a modern retelling of Cinderella, but it doesn't come off as so immediately. Upon the mentioning of a ball, and a prince, it soon dawned on me like a frying pan to the face. Other than those two things, it doesn't have much connection to Cinderella as we know it . . .
. . . but what it does have is an amazing, twistful plot and some rockin' characters!
Seriously, guys! Cinder had so much action and tension that when I had to put it down, I would rather have slit my wrists. The premise is original, especially for a retelling.
And that's all I have to say about the masterpiece that is Cinder.
(I'm bad at gushing.)