Author: Marissa Meyer
Level: Middle/High School
Recommendation: Good Read
Summary: 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: Although not a fan of "robots" or "cyborgs" or anything mechanical, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was refreshing to read a book that I didn't worry about language or content. This book puts a real twist on the "Cinderella" we all know and love. This is a great book for boys and girls alike. There are great characters, and villians I love to hate!!! The first in the Lunar Chronicles, I can't wait for the next book.