Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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.(Written by the publisher, taken from titlewave.com.)
Mrs. Lassley's Review
I will say it took me a couple of chapters to get into this book, but after that I was hooked. BUT readers looking for a complete Cinderella remake may want to look elsewhere. Although there were places that you can see the fairy tale, the whole vibe of the book was something so new. BUT that is what helps it stand on its own...and a fairy tale this is not. I know that boys will not pick this book up because of the cover, but with chapters from Prince Kai's point of view, this is a great read from both girls and boys. It is a possible Lone Star list candidate, and I think we will see it on there. AWESOME!