Cinder, the debut YA novel by Marissa Meyer, hits the pumpkin out of fairy tale land. What I like about this twist on the classic tale of Cinderella is the interweaving of science fiction into the story. From the first sentence to the final word of the novel I was hooked.
Cinder, who is the heroine and also a cyborg, is one of the top android mechanics in the land and the money she makes supports her family. The story is similar and not similar in many different ways to the original classic. Marissa Meyer is able to make her version fresh and approachable to not only the older generation of readers, but also to the younger one as well.
I’m really looking forward to book two, Scarlet, and the rest of the four book series. The Lunar Chronicles are shaping up to be a fantastic series which should grow in popularity and interest as word spreads about Marissa Meyer and her spectacular writing.