Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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The resented adopted daughter of a once wealthy family, Cinder must earn her keep in the family by working as a mechanic. But though Cinder is exceptional at her job, it is still impossible to earn her stepmother, Audrey’s, favor. First, Audrey believes Cinder is the cause of her husband’s death, and, second, because Cinder is a cyborg — part human, part machine. But it’s Cinder’s mechanical capabilities that make her such a great mechanic. So great, in fact, that the prince of the Empire himself comes to ask for Cinder’s help fixing an android. Prince Kai is the most eligible bachelor in the land, and Cinder can’t help but feel drawn to him. She must fight her feelings, though, because a prince could never love a cyborg. What’s more, the evil Queen Levana from planet Luna has arrived to try to stake her claim on Earth. Somehow, Cinder must help the prince, avoid the visiting queen, and escape from her family before it’s too late.

Wow! This one was amazing! I have to confess that I wasn’t sure if I would like the fairy-tale-robot twist, but it was actually really good. Cinder is a great character and one you really want to see win over her enemies. In fact, all of the female characters in this book are amazing. Queen Levana and Audrey are so evil that you just have to love them. And Icho is possibly the most entertaining character I’ve ever read. If you’re looking for a great new Sci-Fi series, this is it!

Rating: 4.5/5

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