Book One of the Lunar ChroniclesThe Lunar Chronicles (Volume 1)
Marissa Meyer; Read by Rebecca Soler
Macmillan Young Listeners
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!
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.
Florida Sunshine State YR Award ML, Maine Student Book Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, ABC New Voices Title, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book A ML, New York Charlotte Award Master List, YALSA Teens' Top Ten, California Young Reader Medal, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, CO Blue Spruce YA Book Award, TN Volunteer State Book Award Primary ML, YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, IRA Young Adult Choices, IL Abraham Lincoln High School Book Master, MO MASL’s Readers Awards - MASTER LIST
THE SCREW THROUGH CINDER’S ANKLE HAD RUSTED, THE engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. Her knuckles ached from forcing the screwdriver into the joint as she struggled to loosen the screw one gritting twist...
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Praise for Cinder
“Rebecca Soler's sweet but firm voice conducts the listener through a fresh, quirky take on an old trope: reimagined fairytales…Overall, this is good fun, and provides encouragement for the next adventure.” —Locus
“Narrator Rebecca Soler captures the determination and independence that make Cinder a compelling character…the story will keep listeners engaged and awaiting the subsequent titles.” —School Library Journal
“The audiobook is delightful. Rebecca Soler brings all the characters to life with such distinct voices that it's like listening to a play. I was riveted. And here's the best part – the book is absolutely suitable for all ages.” —Record-Courier
“Soler's narrations, both confident and well paced, flow effortlessly. She masters major characters' voices…Soler is also very effective at quick transitions between accents in dialogue-heavy scenes. The combination of Soler's superb performance and Meyer's captivating storytelling creates a pair of tour-de-force audiobooks.” —Horn Book Magazine
“This was actually the first audiobook I ever listed to on my phone and I fell in love with the portability as well as Rebecca Soler's amazing narration…Rebecca reads Cinder perfectly.” —USA Today Happily Ever After Blog
In the Press
Not Just for Kids: Marissa Meyer puts a sci-fi spin on Cinderella in 'Cinder' - The New York Times