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.
Review: I thought this was a really interesting retelling of Cinderella. The plot was well paced and although I figured out what was going to happen pretty early on, I still really enjoyed it. i thought the world building was really well done but i do hope that in the rest of the series we get a little bit more history of how things came to be the way they are. I appreciated how unique this story was while still staying somewhat true to the original. It had a good balance of old and new that i really liked. Cinder was a really great main character. I was rooting for her throughout the entire book. Kai and Dr. Erland were really awesome characters as well. I think Queen Levana is one of the characters that we all love to hate and i am sure excited to see what all of these characters are up to as the series continues. Overall, I think this book is a great choice for anyone who is a fan of fairy tale retelling.