This is a futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella story. It was an amazing book. I absolutely adored it!!! My friend Elizabeth recommended it to me and I immediately checked it out of the library. I read it in three days and I’m about to begin reading Scarlet, its sequel. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys twists of fairy tales.
From the back cover: 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.
Sequels: Scarlet, Cress (available 2014), Winter (available 2015)