Cinder
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Cinder

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Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.
But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

Title:Cinder
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0312641893
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:387 pages

    Cinder Reviews

  • Steph Sinclair
    Oct 22, 2011

    Why? WHY DIDN'T I READ THIS BOOK SOONER?! It was so AWESOME! MY EMOTIONS!!Let me go ahead and get this out of the way. I loved this book. Why in the world did I procrastinate with reading it? I've had...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jan 04, 2015

    wow. wow. WOW.I went into this book not expecting to like it. I'm not sure why, but this book completely surprised me! ...

  • Emily May
    Nov 02, 2011

    “I'm sure I'll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.” In this, my third attempt to read Cinder, I finally made it to the end. But I find myse...

  • Tatiana
    Nov 01, 2011

    As seen on The ReadventurerLet me first give credit where credit is due. A cyborg Cinderella? Wow! It's a bold premise. I applaud Marissa Meyer for thinking this up. In this re-envisioning of the fair...

  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    Jul 15, 2013

    I guess I'm on a year-end quest to be the last person to read popular series. Last week: Hunger Games. This week: Cinder.Or not. I hated it. No binging this series, sorry, dear friends. You may think ...

  • Kassidy
    Jul 21, 2012

    *4.5*This was amazing!! Why didn't anyone tell me to read it sooner?! Just kidding.. The world and characters are so great, I can't wait to continue on in the series. ...

  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    Nov 04, 2011

    *mild spoilers* Cyborgs!!!! *squeeaaaal*Androids!!!! *squeeaaaal*New Beijing!!!! *squeeaaaal*Cinderella!!!!! *sque—uhm, I’m more of a Beauty and the Beast girl. But not bad. Cinder was one helluva...

  • Katerina
    Jan 28, 2015

    “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” Once Upon a Time,there was an avid reader (let's call her K) who thought she was very clever but she couldn't be more wrong.You see,...

  • Navessa
    Oct 26, 2013

    CAN'T REVIEW.NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW. THIS IS ALL I'VE EVER WANTED IN A RETELLING. ...

  • Flannery
    Mar 04, 2012

    *I know this sounds ridiculous. The whole point of the book is to create a futuristic cyborg Cinderella, right? Meyer is a wonderful writer. Her writing is engrossing and I was engaged throughout the ...