Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the 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 (Taken from Goodreads)
This novel has a lot of buzz about it online and I was skeptical when I started reading it. However once I was finished reading Cinder I must say that all the buzz is well deserved as this was a wonderful take on a well-known fairytale that everyone has been told at some point in their life.
I think that the romance used throughout this book was well-timed and well though out. This is a concept that seems to be lacking in a lot of YA books that I have read.
This novel was set in New Beijing which I thought was a weird setting at first but it worked. The author was able to work in traditional elements of the Cinderella story while adding her own spin on things. Meyer’s also added her own elements of history into the story and these were all well explained and did not seem out-of-place in the setting of the novel. This is really a futuristic Cinderella fairytale.
Cinder is the first in a series of books and I am defiantly looking forward to the next book in the series being released.