Cinder

Cinder

eBook - 2012
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As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2012
ISBN: 9781466800113
1466800119
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Linh Cinder is a young cyborg mechanic who lives in futuristic and plague-ridden New Beijing, where she emerges as a feisty, determined heroine. The story loosely follows the path of the Brothers Grimm folk tale Cinderella, but this version is electrified with space villains, germ warfare and unp... Read More »

Cinder, a cyborg, escapes a death sentence, gets involved with a prince whose life is threatened, and threatens the lunar queen who wants to take over the earth.

Cinder, a cyborg, escapes a death sentence, gets involved with a prince whose life is threatened, and threatens the lunar queen who wants to take over the earth.

Cinder, a cyborg, escapes a death sentence, gets involved with a prince whose life is threatened, and threatens the lunar queen who wants to take over the earth.


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SARAH BRUBAKER Jul 17, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
The Lunar Chronicles is my favorite series. Cinder is a strong, likable character. The world is beautiful and complex; I absolutely love that we are *not* centered in the U.S. It follows the plot of Cinderella enough to resonate with that soft spot, but adds so much complexity and intrigue that it doesn't feel like a fairy tale retelling.

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xHalez
Jun 20, 2017

This was a REALLY great book. I'd love to write a teen fiction novel someday, and Marissa is one of those authors that can paint a picture and inspire other writers. I also loved the originality in the storyline, which put an interesting twist on the traditional Cinderella tale. Interestingly enough, the author knew nothing about mechanics and was still able to pull this story together very nicely.

As a 23 year old who loves teen fiction, I would definitely recommend it!

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indigo_jackal_16
May 30, 2017

This was one of my favorite books ever! If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it!

sanangel1081 May 22, 2017

Due to Cinder's status as a cyborg, life in New Beijing has always been difficult. But she is tough, smart, and resourceful, using her natural ability as a mechanic to forge a new life for herself - though it turns out to be quite different from the life she expected.

Though I am not usually a fan of science-fiction (fantasy is more my thing), I really enjoyed this entire series! It breathes new life into the traditional Cinderella tale, hooking you right from the start with a cast of intriguing characters, a deadly plague, fascinating Earth/Luna (Moon) politics, and a handsome prince thrown in for good measure. Definitely a must-read!

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Alirox02
May 15, 2017

As someone who already loved fairytales...

THIS IS AMAZING

TacoAdvocate Apr 26, 2017

I liked this book far more than I had anticipated. It is the nerdy mash up of fairy tales and science fiction that I've always wanted. The plot twists weren't really plot twists because the writer hinted at them far in advanced. I rather liked this, because I enjoyed the anticipation of how the characters would react when they figured it out. Overall, a good read and I would not hesitate to recommend it.

PimaLib_Kids Apr 12, 2017

I love this book because I love it and the end made me cry. ~ Scarlett, age 15

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Mar 23, 2017

I love fairy tale retellings, so I'm not entirely certain why it took me so long to get around to reading this one. And I enjoyed this -- the futuristic world Meyer has created is interesting, and more heavily sci-fi (with cyborgs and androids and a lunar colony) than what you'll find in a lot of the dystopian series that are so popular. I also thought she struck a good balance between preserving elements of the original fairy tale (enough so that readers can recognize the beats of the story) while making it a different enough story as to keep it intriguing. This also functions, largely, as a series set-up -- not much is resolved, so I'm glad I'm reading this after the series concluded, so I can read the next one immediately, rather than having to wait a year.

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blue_cat_3228
Feb 20, 2017

Very good, but a little predictable.

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indigo_cat_963
Feb 03, 2017

Cool high-tech retelling of Cinderella. Marissa Meyer takes Cinder to a whole new level of fairy-tales! Awesome book and start to the series!

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Feb 16, 2017

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white_horse_641 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 18

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“That you prefer to rule through fear rather than justice? So sorry, Your Majesty, I’m afraid I already knew that about you.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Right,' said Kai, 'that'll be no problem in a city of two and a half million people. Let me just go dig out my special Lunar detector, and I'll get right on that.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“She was a cyborg, and she would never go to a ball.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“I know this is stupid, but part of me felt like if I could come see you today, if I could convince you to go with me tonight, then maybe I could still change things. It's dumb, I know. It's not like Levana cares if I, you know, might have actual feelings for someone.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Do your kind even know what love is? Can you feel anything at all, or is it just... programmed?”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“He was the fantasy of every girl in the country. He was so far out of realm, her world, that she should have stopped thinking about him the second the door had closed. Should stop thinking about him immediately. Should never think about him again, except maybe as a client--and her prince.
And yet, the memory of his fingers against her skin refused to fade.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Soon, the whole world would be searching for her--Linh Cinder.
A deformed cyborg with a missing foot.
A Lunar with a stolen identity.
A mechanic with no one to run to, nowhere to go.
But they will be looking for a ghost.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Imagine there was a cure, but finding it would cost you everything. It would completely ruin your life. What would you do?”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I'm overheating.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

Cinder twisted up her lips. "Do you think it could have a virus?"
"Maybe her programming was overwhelmed by Prince Kai's uncanny hotness.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

Cinder is a cyborg mechanic working at the marketplace in New Beijing. When her younger stepsister catches lutumosis, Cinder discovers secrets from her past that while have a greater affect on the world than she will ever imagine.

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Moonlight63
Jun 20, 2016

Cinder is a cyborg who likes to keep her identity secret. After a day in the market and a letumosis outbreak from her sister peony, she finds herself ready to be tested on. She soon finds out that she is a lunar and even later that she is princess selene

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

Cinder is a cyborg living in New Beijing where a deadly plague called letumosis is claiming thousands of people across the city. The book opens with Cinder's meeting with Prince Kai when he visits her full-service mechanic stall in New Beijing's weekly market. The rest of the book is dedicated to Cinder and Kai's developing relationship as well as their search for a letumosis cure.

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Faith1119
Jun 27, 2015

Linh Cinder, a cyborg girl, is a gifted mechani. Her work is highly respected, but she is not. The people of New Beijing, (where she lives) are prejudiced to cyborgs. One day, as Cinder is in her workshop, a customer arrives and tosses a broken android onto Cinder's table. She knows who it is immediately, Prince Kai of the Eastern Commonwealth.

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Laleh2000
Jun 21, 2015

Cinder is a cyborg and a mechanic. Her life is ruled by her step family except for the one step sister who is always kind to her. Her life is turned around when her sister catches the plague and the prince comes to her shop, for her to repair is bot.

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white_owl_53
Jun 23, 2014

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.

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cshort88
Jun 22, 2014

Cinder is really just Cinderella with a Sci-Fi/Steam punk kind of twist. It involves techy droids, the plauge, future sci-fi, and fairy tales all twisted together for a unique spin!

mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

Linh Cinder is a hardworking mechanic in New Beijing, but it's hard to get ahead when you have no legal rights. Because Cinder is a cyborg, she is considered the property of her bitter stepmother, who takes Cinder's earnings for her own daughters. A chance encounter with the prince, and a chance encounter with the plague, change Cinder's life forever, plunging her into a world of political intrigue. The Queen of the Moon wants to control the Earth, and somehow, she holds the secret of Cinder's forgotten past.

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joeabbi
Jun 03, 2013

Marissa Meyer retells the classic story of Cinderella in a modern dystopian love story. It follows a teenage cyborg named Cinder and her unexpected romance with a human prince.

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Black_Mouse_1
Jul 31, 2012

Cinder is the best mechanic in New Beijing. What many people don't know about her is that she is a cyborg. When the charming and attractive Prince Kai asks her to fix his android, Cinder realizes that something is not quite right in the kingdom. A plague is killing off millions around the world, including the emperor himself. Relations with the Lunars, residents of the moon, are not particularly amicable. As Cinder's step-sister is afflicted with the plague, Cinder begins to discover the truth about her past, her origins, and what she must do to save the world from destruction by the plague and the Lunars.

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re12re
Dec 06, 2013

Other: Warining. this book is full of sci-fyi, fantsy, and awsome. When you encounter it, read it at all costs. hs some fighting that makes it a good book. Dont read two chapters and sy its not good.

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