Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Author: Marissa Meyer
Rating: 4 stars
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: This is probably the best Cinderella story I have ever read. Adri, Cinder's stepmother, is one of those characters that you hate so much that you want to go into the book and slap them. Peony was the nice stepsister who ends up dying, but the author seems to forget about Pearl, who fades into the background. The big reveal near the end? I figured it out around the middle of the book. This is the first book in a series, and a new book will come out each year until 2015. That is both good and bad; good because it means there will be books in this series for the next three years and bad because it means I'll have to wait a year in between each book.