A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator—set in a Star Wars kind of world—Marissa Meyer's Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella
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 was actually really cool and the narrator did a splendid job. Now this was an audio I could listen too without drifting off. I really should stay with YA it seems.
Anyway, do not ask me to spell any names right, it's audio. I have no idea.
What do we have? A good story featuring a cyborg. And they are second class citizens so poor Cinder does not have it easy at home. But outside, well there they do not know. She meets a prince, there is a ball in the future, oh does it sound familiar? Ha, it wasn't really. A plague is killing people left and right, a Queen sits on the Moon throne and wants to take over. The prince's father is dying from the plague. Cinder is a mechanic and this was a futuristic re-telling that had the real story there far in but much more around it.
So yes I do want to read more, well listen to more, but I can't, I would have to read more. That actually makes me sad.
Edit. Omg, I wrote this in February. I was LATE with this one.
Audio CD, 10 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Macmillan Young Listeners
The Lunar Chronicles #1
Sci-fi /fairytale re-telling, /YA