Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book One)
Author: Marissa Meyer
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!
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.
From the very first page, I was enraptured with Cinder’s world. Cinder isn’t just a girl, she’s a gifted mechanic…and a cyborg with a hidden past. Living under the oppression of her stepmother, Adri, Cinder’s life is filled with chores until one day Prince Kai comes to her booth in need of her help with his personal android. From there, Cinder’s life begins to change though for better or for worse, it’s unclear.
I give this book 5/5 stars but if there is ever a way to rate it higher, I would gladly do this. This is the best twist on the Cinderella fairytale that I have ever read. When I picked this book up, I couldn’t put it back down until I was finished reading and now I’m sad that it’s finished but glad that I’ve stumbled across the start of such an amazing series. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE!