Cinder is a 16 year old cyborg and mechanic from New Beijing, in the far future. She lives with her evil stepmother and works in the market fixing hover crafts and androids.
|"'I just spent my life savings on a new foot. But even if I did have money, why would I spend it on a dress or shoes or gloves? What a waste.'"|
One sweltering day at the market, handsome Prince Kai, son of the dying Emperor and heir to the throne, comes to have a droid repaired. Hiding her metal hand and visible wires, Cinder flirts with Prince Kai and with a dream.
In a greater scale, New Beijing is being ravaged by a murderous plague. A race of moon-dwellers and brain-washers named "Lunars" are hedging in on Earth, seeking to gain power while Earth is at is weakest.
Alright... I love a good fractured fairy tale or reworking. This one was creative, futuristic, and... a bit predictable. I mean, in the first chapter, Cinder was going on about how her cyborg foot was ill-fitting and loose. And I called it; she lost her foot instead of a glass slipper. So, there was all this other sci-fi stuff and plague stuff that I didn't see coming. But I called the foot thing.
When the book ended, I actually turned to the next [empty] page. haha. I guess you're supposed to infer the ending for yourself. I don't think there is going to be a sequel . . . So, I guess I didn't like the ending. It did have a cool concept, and great characters though. What did you think of Cinder?
♥ Meg xoxo