Summary: 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.
Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: January 1st 2012
Rating: 4.5 stars
I read this book way back in 2012, then it got lost on my bookshelf for a long, long time along with SCARLET. When the release of WINTER was imminent, what better time for a dig through the shelves and a reread? I could barely remember what happened in CINDER, and nothing at all of SCARLET. And I shamefully haven't read CRESS... but this week, I shall rectify that.
CINDER was as awesome as I remembered it from three years ago. I wasn't as big a Sci-Fi lover back then either! Meyer took the tale of Cinderella and turned her into an ass-kicking, snarky cyborg. As the tag says: This is not the fairy tale you remember. But it's one you won't forget. What an appropriate tag at that.
I could ramble on forever about this book, so I'll stop right here. After all, who doesn't love this book?!