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Cinder by Marissa Meyers

“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.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I’ve been meaning to write this review for awhile but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I finished this book last week and I am now reading the sequel Scarlet. I’m hoping to finish that within the next few days.

This book started out really slow for me, but I really enjoyed it. Cinder is a very heroic character. While the story is a loose retelling of Cinderella, they could not be more different. Cinder is heroic enough to warn Prince Kai. She is beautiful and just so courageous. She is smart, she’s got an attitude and is  more of an inspiration than the original Disney Cinderella because not only does she have to deal with an evil stepmom and two evil stepsisters, but she also is a cyborg. She is treated bad, but is also very kind just like Disney Cinderella.

I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. It was very good once you actually got into it. I would recommend this series to middle school kids just because it doesn’t have mature content and is short.

Until Next Time

-Alex

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