Updated: Jun 25, 2021
Age Range: 12 and up
Cinder is the first book in the new series by Marissa Meyer's, The Lunar Chronicles. It is a Cinderella futuristic remake about a gifted mechanic girl who is also a cyborg. The cyborgs are second class citizens who have some mechanical parts in their bodies. Seeing an android walk down the street is just as normal as seeing a human in her world. She has a mysterious past and can't remember anything from her childhood before living with her new family. There is a deadly plague that no one can escape from, and when her favorite step sister catches it, her evil stepmother and other step sister blame Cinder for the illness. When Prince Kai comes unexpectedly into her life, Cinder must uncover her past to save her future.
Before I started reading Cinder, I was having doubts. I never read anything quite like Cinder before, so I didn't know if I would like it, but I was absolutely in love after I read it. This book was just so excellent and well written. All of the characters were how I imagined they should be, except some parts during the book where I thought Kai was annoying, and I didn't understand why no one liked cyborgs. This book always had me on the edge of my seat, and I could not put it down until I finished.
Things to mention: There is a pandemic, and many people die. People's IDs in their wrists are cut out. Cyborgs are used as test subjects to find a cure. One servant turns a knife on herself while being brainwashed, but she gets saved before anything can happen. There is some other minor violence.
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