Friday Favorite: Cinder

Friday Favorites is a weekly post where I share favorite books or series of mine that I’ve previously read. Hopefully they’ll become favorites of yours too!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. (Photo by Sabrina Scarpino/SAIT Polytechnic)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer. (Photo by Sabrina Scarpino/SAIT Polytechnic)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite dystopian novels. It transforms the classic fairy tale of Cinderella with a futuristic society that is in the midst of an intergalactic struggle. Meyer’s story focuses on characters from three walks of life: humans, androids and lunars (oh my!) that take the place of the original upper-class/lower-class social structure. Cinder is a kick-ass heroine version of the classic Cinderella who finds herself caught up in a brewing feud between the handsome Prince Kai and the evil Lunar queen. This book does not disappoint, and only gets better in the second installment, Scarlet.

Here is a synopsis from Meyer’s website:

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.

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