Wednesday, July 30, 2014

43. Cinder - Marissa Meyer

#1 The Lunar Chronicles
Listened in the car on the way to the east coast, summer 2014
Audio read by Rebecca Soler
2012 Macmillan Audio
390 pgs.
YA Dystopia/SciFi
Finished June, 2014
Goodreads Rating: 4.11
My Rating: 4 - Liked it a lot
Setting: "New Beijing" sometime in the future

My comments:  This was an interesting YA dystopian/scifi novel, unlike most I've read before.  Nasty neighbors living on the moon, partial cyborgs/bionics (think million-dollar-man) who are the lowest "caste" of society, a deadly virus that hits unexpectedly and kills fast, and a 16-year-old girl that is the best mechanic in New Beijing.  This certainly does NOT sound like something I'd pick up and read.  I enjoyed it a lot, though, once I kept going.....

Goodreads Review:  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

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