Book Review for: Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles

Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: January 2012
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
For Ages: 12 and up
Format: Listened to audiobook from Audible

This young adult sci-fi version of Cinderella was my favorite spring fiction read.  Cinder is a teen cyborg living in New Beijing.  Cyborgs are second-class citizens and her stepmother hates her, but Cinder has a reputation as the best mechanic in New Beijing and one step-sister who likes her. So far, the plague hasn’t hit her city and the cold war with the Lunar Nation hasn’t affected her either.  The day Prince Kai asks for Cinder’s help fixing his childhood android changes her life forever though. 

This was a fun, fresh story.  I guessed the ending reveal near the beginning of the story, but that just made me want to finish the book more.  Now I can’t wait for the sequel! PS: The audiobook version was quite good.

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