Marissa Meyer
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.


Reviewed: 2016-10-26
Though the major plot reveal was, to me, really obvious, I found myself continuing to read for the sake of the characters and for Kai. I found his character to be interesting, compassionate and strong. He is relatable. I rarely got annoyed with his character and only wanted what was best for him, which is perhaps why Dr. Erland and Cinder were very frustrating for me. For people who read this book, if you don't like Cinder, continue reading for Kai. I would use this book it order to illustrate how authors can take a piece of work, like a fairy tale, and make it their own either by changing details, the setting or perspective. Depending on the level of my students, I could pair this book with Malificent or Hoodwinked, both are movies that change the classic fairy tale we know into something new.
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