Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles Book One
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. Teenager Cinder is forced to support her evil step-family in this dystopian retelling of the classic fairy tale. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, hated 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.
Marissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her fiancé and their two cats. She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf...) and will take any excuse to put on a costume.
"An interesting mash up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars." —Entertainment Weekly
"Prince Charming among the cyborgs." —The Wall Street Journal
"Marissa Meyer rocks the fractured fairytale genre." —The Seattle Times
“First in the Lunar Chronicles series, this futuristic twist on Cinderella retains just enough of the original that readers will enjoy spotting the subtle similarities. But debut author Meyer's brilliance is in sending the story into an entirely new, utterly thrilling dimension.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review for Cinder
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