Cinder - Lunar Chronicles, Bk 1 Author:Marissa Meyer 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 ... more »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.« less
This book was not at all what I expected! Forget the fairy tale reference, this has much more substance than any fairy tale! Some sci-fi/dystopian elements. The earth has been divided into alliances forming 6 countries following the 4th World War and they are threatened by a plague with no cure and an uneasy peace with the dangerous and powerful Lunars residing on the moon. The characters are fascinating and I can't wait to see where the next book takes us!