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.
Cinder is possibly the best retelling of a fairy tale that I have ever read. It’s so good that once I was submerged in the book, I had all but forgotten that I was reading about Cinderella. And I was skeptical. Cyborgs are NOT my thing. People from the moon? No thanks. Princes falling in love with commoners? Unless you’re Kate Middleton? It doesn’t happen. I wasn’t sure it could feel real, but oh was I wrong. Almost immediately after stating, I was sucked in and couldn’t stop reading or thinking about this book.