Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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.
My rating: 5 out of 5 Stars!
I’m so glad that I finally started reading this series. It was exactly what I needed to read.
I was a bit hesitant at first. I saw this book in the library all the time. I never really looked at it, never picked it up. I kind of just overlooked it. I heard some things about it but I wasn’t really intrigued.
But you had me at Sailor Moon. That’s right Sailor Freaking Moon.
Seriously, you add Sailor Moon to anything and I will do whatever it takes to be a part of it. And I was not disappointed in Cinder.
Cinder is one of the greatest Cinderella adaptations I have ever read. I love my fairy tales with a healthy dose of science fiction. A cyborg Cinderella in New Beijing, China? Excellent. Add Sailor Moon elements and you have a perfect story. Boom. Keep them coming.