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Cinder

Cinder

Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

The Lunar Chronicles (Volume 1)

Marissa Meyer

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The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer like you’ve never seen it before, now with new cover art! See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth's survival against villains from outer space.

"An interesting mash up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars." —Entertainment Weekly

"Prince Charming among the cyborgs." —The Wall Street Journal


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.

With high-stakes action and a smart, resourceful heroine, Cinder is a Cinderella retelling that is at once classic and strikingly original.

Don't miss Marissa Meyer's other books and series':

The Lunar Chronicles:

Cinder
Scarlet
Cress
Winter
Stars Above
Fairest


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The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer like you’ve never seen it before, now with new cover art! See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth's survival against villains from outer space.

"An interesting mash up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars." —Entertainment Weekly

"Prince Charming among the cyborgs." —The Wall Street Journal


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.

With high-stakes action and a smart, resourceful heroine, Cinder is a Cinderella retelling that is at once classic and strikingly original.

Don't miss Marissa Meyer's other books and series':

The Lunar Chronicles:

Cinder
Scarlet
Cress
Winter
Stars Above
Fairest


The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book

Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1
Wires and Nerve: Vol. 2


Renegades:
Renegades: Book One
Archenemies: Book Two
Supernova: Book Three


Heartless

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Praise for Cinder

Praise for the Lunar Chronicles:

#1 New York Times-Bestselling Series
USA Today Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller

"A mash up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars." —Entertainment Weekly

"Prince Charming among the cyborgs." —The Wall Street Journal

"Terrific." —Los Angeles Times

"Marissa Meyer rocks the fractured fairytale genre." —The Seattle Times

"Epic awesome." —Bustle

"A binge-reading treat." —MTV

"Takes the classic to a whole new level." —NPR

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Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Renegades Trilogy, The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novels Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1 and Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: Gone Rogue, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first standalone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

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