Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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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.
With high-stakes action and a smart, resourceful heroine, Cinder is a Cinderella retelling that is at once classic and strikingly original.

GBC Review by Sofia S.


December’s book is called Cinder by Marissa Meyers. It takes place in the future, when the moon has been colonized by the Lunar race, cyborgs walk freely and humans have their own androids. Our protagonist is a girl named Cinder, who lives with her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters. Sound familiar? This book is an amazing retelling of the traditional Cinderella story, with a few intriguing twists. Cinder also happens to be a cyborg who runs her own mechanic shop. Despite how often most fairy tales are retold, Marissa Meyers manages to create a fresh plot with characters that seem real and unique. The story itself it is fairly predictable, but it is still worth a read, and I would recommend it to people 10-13 years old. Enjoy!

Happy Reading

Sofi

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