Monday, February 13, 2012

A sci-fi Cinderella

When I first heard about Cinder by Marissa Meyer, I thought it was just a Cinderella story with cyborg elements. It is so much more that. Meyer takes the elements of Cinderella, like the prince, and the ball, and the cruel step-family and weaves them into a much bigger story. There is a new evil Queen, the ruler of the Lunar colony. She has some mysterious powers, she may or may not be responsible for a plague that is decimating Earth, and she wants the Prince's throne. Cinder gets involved because she is an excellent mechanic. Little do people realize it's because she is part cyborg. Anyway, the Prince needs a droid fixed. He says it's for sentimental value, but it's really because she was spying for him. This all makes for a very cool, science fiction style Cinderella that is well worth reading.


  1. I really enjoyed this book! I can't wait to see how Meyer takes on other fairy tales for the series. I wrote a post about how this compares to the Cinderella tale a few weeks ago:

    Happy Reading!

  2. Thanks for sharing, Melissa! I didn't know this was going to be a series. Cool!


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