Teen Review: “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer

In New Beijing, humans, androids, and cyborgs live amongst each other. The Earth is being destroyed by a horrible plague that takes only days to kill its victims. Cinder, a cyborg, lives with her evil stepmother and two stepsisters and provides an income for them by being a mechanic. Through her job, Cinder meets Prince Kai and is asked to fix his android, who contains classified information that may save the Earth from the cruel Lunars who are attempting a takeover. When Cinder’s stepsister is infected with the plague, Cinder’s stepmother is furious and sends Cinder off to be a test subject for the plague. Once tested, Cinder discovers a secret about her past. Will the plague be cured in time for her sister and will Prince Kai marry the Lunars’ evil queen? I liked this book because of its original spin on Cinderella. Instead of losing her shoe in this book, Cinder loses her foot.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 16

"Cinder" by Marissa Meyer book cover

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