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.
This book was so much better than I expected. Honestly I wasn't sure about it from the synopsis but the reviews from others and the pretty, pretty cover wore me own.
On the one hand, fairy tale retellings! Kind of! Now that I've actually read the book that's a pretty loose term.
But I'm really not disappointed at all in how the storyline was executed. The world was introduced at a good, steady pace that didn't overwhelm me and Cinder being an android wasn't nearly as boring as I thought it would be. My one qualm, I guess is that the Big Reveal was kind of obvious from the very beginning. The foreshadowing wasn't exactly subtle.
All in all, I can't wait to read the next one. I'd do it right now if it weren't for other arcs needing my attention.
My recommendation: Buy it!