Release date: January 5, 2012
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Author: Marissa Meyer
Wow, did I love this book!
Seriously, a re-imagining of Cinderella where she's a CYBORG?! That's brilliant!
Sometime in the distant future--in a dystopian society-- androids and cyborgs are common, but definitely not seen as equals.
War looms and a plague has been killing people around the world for years.
Cinder, a mechanic, is doing what she can to survive--as well as working to support her step-mother and step-sisters.
Her only friend is an android named Iko, and her whole world suddenly changes when Prince Kai brings his android to her for repairs.
I adore Cinder. She's just so likable and my heart went out to her. The poor girl goes through hell!
Kai is also great. He's a prince, but he's not very princely. I prefer my royalty real and nice and not-snobbish, don't you? ;)
I can't really say much more without giving away key plot points, but I will tell you that I'm REALLY looking forward to book 2.
Ms. Meyer's vivid retelling of this story is fresh and new and wonderful, and I can't wait to see where she goes next!
I highly recommend Cinder to teens age 13+, and to you moms, too!