First point of discussion, I received this book free of charge from a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway(I know I was so excited! An arc book!). And I read the entire thing within one day. I loved it. The writing of this book just kind of flows from one part to the next (Unlike this review). And each part of the story,(divided into four parts) starts with a quote from the original story of Cinderella. The Story starts with Cinder replacing her too small foot,(she's a cyborg) and meeting the prince(of course). And it takes off from there. Here's the Blurb:
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.
I wasn't expecting much when I read this book but I got a lot more than I expected. Four Stars.
I am looking forward to reading the next installment of this series,
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Expected Publication 2013
"Even in the Future The Story Begins with Once Upon a Time"