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Teen Book Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Rating 4

Reviewed by Maggie, Spencer Staff

Cinder, a talented mechanic, is approached by a handsome man to fix his broken down robot. She quickly realizes that it's not just any handsome man, it's the prince! With a plague ravaging earth and war with the evil queen and people of Lunar on the horizon, this futuristic science fiction retelling of Cinderella, the first in Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series, is far from your standard fairy tale.

I will say that I went into this book with trepidation. The reviews had been pretty good but the cover and premise (I mean, cyborg Cinderella, really?!) made me wary. However, I REALLY enjoyed this story.  It's just good escapist science fiction/ light romance fun. And the series only gets better with Scarlet (available now) and Cress (coming in early 2014).

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