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ISBN: 9781250007209448 Pages, Ages 12-18
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The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer! 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 these other books from #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling author Marissa Meyer:
The Lunar Chronicles:
The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book
Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1
Wires and Nerve: Vol. 2
Renegades: Book One
Praise for the Lunar Chronicles:
#1 New York Times-Bestselling Series
USA Today Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
"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
“This series opener and debut offers a high coolness factor by rewriting Cinderella as a kickass mechanic in a plague-ridden future.” —Kirkus Reviews on Cinder
“First in the Lunar Chronicles series, this futuristic twist on Cinderella retains just enough of the original that readers will enjoy spotting the subtle similarities. But debut author Meyer's brilliance is in sending the story into an entirely new, utterly thrilling dimension.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review for Cinder
“There's a lot of moving parts in this fresh spin on ‘Cinderella,' the first in a four-book series.” —Booklist on Cinder
“Singing mice and glass slippers are replaced with snarky androids and mechanical feet in this richly imagined and darkly subversive retelling of ‘Cinderella.'” —The Bulletin on Cinder
New York Charlotte Award, IL Abraham Lincoln High School Book Master, New York Charlotte Award Master List, ABC New Voices Title, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book A ML, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List, California Young Reader Medal, YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, ALA Top 10 Books for Young Adults, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, MO MASL’s Readers Awards - MASTER LIST, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Maine Student Book Award Master List, CO Blue Spruce YA Book Award, IRA Young Adult Choices, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Florida Sunshine State YR Award ML, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, YALSA Teens' Top Ten, TN Volunteer State Book Award Primary ML, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Master List, IL Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award Master List
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