CinderBook - 2012
From Library Staff
The first of this popular young adult series is a science fiction take on the traditional fairy tale, only this time around Cinderella is a cyborg tasked with the daunting challenge of saving the world.
#5. A Douglas County Libraries top checkout in 2020.
jrbubbles1 Jul 30, 2020
I enjoyed this book because it was so different from what I usually read. It is a science fiction dystopian book. Of course, the whole virus thing was a little too close for comfort with what is going on in the world right now.
Cinder is a courageous cyborg that is determined to get away from... Read More »
Cheryl_in_IT Mar 19, 2019
I love to recommend this series to teens. Who doesn't love a retelling of Cinderella with a cyborg main character? The stepmother is infuriating and horrible, the story is creative, the main character level headed, intelligent and capable AND she's got a leatherman kit in her calf. Can't beat... Read More »
Library_Jill Nov 04, 2017
A cyberpunk retelling of Cinderella that takes place in New Beijing, post World War IV. While Earth struggles with a seemingly incurable plague and a caste system in which cyborgs are firmly situated at the bottom, while residents of the moon watch for an opportunity to swoop in and take control... Read More »
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
violet_panda_3766 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
green_snake_2003 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15
violet_dog_10302 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
QuotesAdd a Quote
"I'm sure I'll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on."
"'I want no apologies,' said Levana, flashing a wicked smile. 'I only want to see the wrongs of your life righted, swiftly and surely.'
'You want to see me dead.'
'How bright she is. Yes, I do.'"
Cinder: "I don't know. I don't actually remember anything from before the surgery."
Dr. Erland: "The cybernetic operation?"
Cinder: "No, the sex change."
The doctor's smile faltered.
Cinder: "I'm joking."
"She briefly wished she did have some sort of magic so she could shoot a bolt of lightning through his head."
“That you prefer to rule through fear rather than justice? So sorry, Your Majesty, I’m afraid I already knew that about you.”
“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.”
“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.”
SummaryAdd a Summary
Cinder is a brilliant mechanic cyborg who is constantly ridiculed about her looks, but as the Earth becomes more overcrowded, ravaged by disease, and the threat of the Lunar people increases, she may be the human race’s only hope. She becomes involved with Prince Kai, the ruler of her land, and together they fight to save the world.
No matter how she has been treated by the people of Earth, Cinder is still set on saving the world with her multitude of new friends and her robot side-kick. This book is a thrilling adventure packed story that everyone should take some extra time to read.
Cinder lives on Earth with her adopted stepmother and stepsisters. She is known as a cyborg which is part-machine and part human. She is ignored by society and treated horribly by her family. Cinder is expected to do all the chores and make all of the money for the household. She is known as a whiz mechanic and during one of her workdays, she meets Prince Kai. She begins to see Prince Kai regularly and starts to fall in love with him. She knows it will never work because he is a prince and has duties and obligations to the Commonwealth. There is an outbreak of a deadly disease and it is becoming more widespread. Prince Kai is worried about the plague outbreak and confides in Cinder that he must marry the Queen of Luna to save his people. Cinder learns that the Queen plans to kill Kai after the wedding and goes to the ball to warn him of her murderous plan.
Set in futuristic New Beijing, whose streets are threatened by the plague, Cinder, a cyborg, lives with her wicked stepfamily in this twist of the classic tale Cinderella. Cinder is a mechanic who is sent in for testing where she discovers a secret about herself. Cinder meets the dashing Prince Kai and finds that she might be the key to saving the world as it is, while at the same time attempting to hide her growing feelings for her newfound companion. A gripping tale of romance, discovery, adventure, and of course, saving the world.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!