Genre: YA, SciFi, Fairytale, Fantasy
In a Snapshot: In this futuristic Cinderella tale, a cyborg mechanic named Cinder uncovers her second-class status in New Bejing is not her true destiny when she falls for the prince of the Eastern Commonwealth and becomes the fatal target of the evil lunar queen.
Why I picked it up and why I couldn’t put it down: I’ve always enjoyed fairytale retellings, and I kept hearing positive reviews about this book. Plus, well, the cover is crazy awesome. I loved the SF spin on Cinderella and am very excited to see how Meyer will introduce and intertwine the futuristic versions of Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White in this Lunar Chronicles series.
Who will like this? YA readers of all ages. Fairy tale lovers. Star Wars fans.
A Favorite Quote:
“But if there was one thing she knew from years as a mechanic, it was that some stains never came out.”