by Marissa Meyer
Forget the fairytale you learned to love as a kid: "Cinder" is a new spin-off on the classic Cinderella tale. Cinder, a gifted mechanic and CYBORG(!!!) is living amongst the plague-ridden futuristic society of New Beijing . As an orphan in the care of a cruel stepmother and siblings, Cinder makes her living repairing and modifying androids and electronics. Her life takes a radical turn to adventure as Prince Kai comes to her with a special task of repairing his android (which uncovers secrets of intergalactic struggles between Earth and the Moon as well as her past), and a forbidden attraction forms. Earth is ravaged by plague and starvation and is on the verge of war with the lunar people. Can Cinder, caught between the life she knows and the information that she's uncovered, make the right decisions to save her world's future? Marissa Meyer imaginative use of cyborgs, science fiction and classic literature makes a fantastic start to a new series of books called the Lunar Chronicles series. Check out "Cinder" and delight in the twist and turns that Meyer has created to this classic fairytale.