Release Date: January 8th 2013
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Genres: Adaptations, Fairy Tales & Folklore, General, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.
Cinder is our protagonist, our Cinderella. As if being verbally abused and treated as a slave like the original wasn’t enough, Cinder is a cyborg-meaning parts of her are robotic. This was a little disturbing and I would have disliked it had I not realized how much humanity Cinder has in her. She wants to be human. Cinder works as a mechanic-using the skills she has gained by taking care of her own parts.
I don’t know. I don’t actually remember anything from before the surgery.”
His eyebrows rose, his blue eyes sucking in all the light of the room. “The cybernetic opetation?”
“No, the sex change.”
The doctor’s smile faltered.
Imagine there was a cure, but finding it would cost you everything. It would completely ruin your life. What would you do?
Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.
CINDER was a very … interesting read. It definitely is its own story. A cyborg Cinderella? I love retellings so I was pretty excited to read this because not only is it a retelling it has a unique twist.