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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the 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."

My Review:
This book is an amazing take on the classic Cinderella fairy tale. Of course, it being a YA book, it does have elements of unrequited love, confusing emotions and a main character in discovery of herself, but it also has a lot more to bring to the table. Filled with sci-fi and fantasy, the book rears the imagination to show that not everything in the world is as it seems to be, and not everyone can be trusted. Cinder in her journey to self-discovery learns that she doesn't have to be just a cyborg, she could be something much greater! I'm really looking forward to reading the continuation of the series.

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"'Vanity is a factor, but it is more a question of control. It is easier to trick others into perceiving you as beautiful if you can convince yourself you are beautiful. But mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth.' Dr. Erland peered at her, as if amused. 'And now a question for you, Miss Linh. Why the sudden interest in Lunars?'" (172)

Hardcover1st Edition387 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

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