Cinder (The Lunar Chronicales)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: January 3rd 2012
Publisher: Feiwel and friends
Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.
But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.
I loved this story, I was hesitant to read this after reading heartless and not caring for it but I am so glad i gave this story a chance! It was such a cool spin on a classic fairytale! The whole cyborg aspect mixed with Cinderella and the lunars was just perfect. I have this story a 5 out of 5 stars because it kept me reading, I didn't feel like it lagged. I did feel like some things were a bit predictable but other then that I really enjoyed this book and already started the 2nd one!