Good Reads Summary
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.
This is one of the more entertaining re-imaginations I’ve read of late. As is obvious from the title, Cinder is poor girl-sad girl complete with evil step mother. Only Cinder is a cyborg; Only they live in New Beijing that’s battling deadly plague of mysterious origin.
I thought the concept interesting. In fact, the story had my attention from go, yet I wasn’t as impressed with the characters. Simply,
But not even the moments of her secretly crying or moments of her raging against Cinder could convince that there was anything beyond her being cruel (no hidden pain to make me understand what she was thinking). Even her step sisters turned out as expected with one bad, and the other good. I got little beyond the same.
Of course, our Cinderella has a prince. I liked Kai. I enjoyed him despite seeming rather un-Princely in how seemingly woefully under prepared for he was for what was to happen.
**there be spoilers ahead**There were two things I LOVED in this one. (a) The baddies and (b) the rather obvious
I’m ready for book two.
THANK YOU NETGALLEY