by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Dystopia, YA
Paperback: 448 pages
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.
Lunar Chronicles series:
Great mix of classic fairy tale, Cinderella, and scifi. Interesting portrayal of beauty in a futuristic world.
Loved the strong female characters - the good ones and the baddies.
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