Rating: 4/5 Stars
Genre: Science Fiction/Fairy Tale
Audience: Young Adult
Summary: This is the story of Cinderella, but with a twist. Cinderella is "Cinder" a cyborg who is a gifted mechanic and citizen of New Beijing. As her world suddenly changes, Cinder becomes involved with intergalactic politics, a handsome prince, and some surprising news about her heritage the could change the world as she and everyone around her knows it.
Lucinda's Views: As one of many fairy tale variants available on today's shelves, I must say this has been one of the most enjoyable to read. I found the story to be engaging, well-written and just "twisted" enough to be a thoroughly new experience. Cinder as a cyborg and the issues that are raised about how "human" could a cyborg or even an android be give one food for thought. Also the premise that a fairy tale heroine could be anything but a Disney look-alike just really tickles the heck out of me. So if you like your heroines sassy, a bit rough around the edges, and in no way stereotypical, check out this book!
P.S. there is also a prequel to this story (no spoilers present). It is called Glitches and be found here.