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Cinder
Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles | Marissa Meyer
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!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. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading menWhich of your characters is most like you?I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but noI can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the nave sidethings that could be said about me tooalthough she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write?I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you?Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?Scarlet is awesomeshe's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)
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emileescengie

I think this would be great for children who like Cinderella as this is loosely based on the classic

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emileescengie

“Even in the future the story begins with once upon a time”

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emileescengie
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I love the mystery of this! It is very intriguing and interesting

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Liatrek
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So, I‘m just in the mood to reread some of my favorite fairytale retellings 🙂 I forgot how intense this book was. Cinder and Kai just break the heart ❤️‍🩹 so many moments had me 😢 IKO and Peony 😭😭 My deep hate for the Queen and her stepmother I wanted to slap them both.
Kai is one of my favorite Princes. He was kind, funny, charming and made very good decisions considering the crazy situation.

TracyReadsBooks Love this series! 4d
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I‘ve always been a sucker for fairy tales #LunarChronicles#MarissaMeyer

ShelleyBooksie LOVE the Ariel artw0rk! 1mo
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fredamans
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#LITTENSWANTTOKNOW @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Thanks for the tag @Eggs

I tagged the first book in The Lunar Chronicles. It would be my dream to see this series made into a tv series!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! 🎥📚 3mo
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It‘s a book you read for 10 min and stop realizing it‘s been 45 min. The story pulls you in so deep in its mystery and politics. Cinder and Kai have chemistry. Even as she is a cyborg; the lowest of bearings on earth. She really does belong to her stepmother. What‘s exciting about this Cinderella retelling is the addition of Lunars (moon superiority complex) trying to take over earth. Now add a complex Lunar plague on earth to find a cure for

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vonnie862
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I can't believe it took me this long to read this book. I really enjoyed this retelling of Cinderella. I like the whole Lunar and cyborg aspect of it. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

4⭐️

Liatrek Loved the whole series ❤️ 4mo
Ruthiella @Liatrek I second that! ❤️ 4mo
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KateReadsYA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This may very well be my new favorite book of this year...and possible favorite series?! We will have to see. I am so stoked to read all of the upcoming books and thankfully I've got the second one ready to be read. Cinder is soooo likeable and I just love how Marissa Meyer made this retelling so unique. Pure genius in my opinion 💜 also Iko was a favorite side character!

ShelleyBooksie Is this a graphic novel? 4mo
KateReadsYA @ShelleyBooksie no this is just fan art I found on pinterest but oh it totally should come out with graphic novels and a TV series 🥰 p.s. I sent you a letter in the mail-i know i am so late, sorry hahaha 4mo
Ruthiella If you like the first one, I‘m pretty certain you will love the rest of the series! 4mo
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KateReadsYA @Ruthiella oh I can't wait 😁 4mo
ShelleyBooksie @KateReadsYA - yay! I love letters. Can't wait for it to arrive e 4mo
KateReadsYA @ShelleyBooksie I know. I'm so behind on writing, but I made sure to get one out to you asap :) 4mo
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For the #letterc , I'll go with Cinder. It's one I return to any time I want something light and fun and fast-paced. It's not perfect, but I have yet to encounter a more unique Cinderella retelling. The sci-fi angle is a blast.
#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf! 📚 4mo
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DarkMina
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#Alphabetgame #letterC

Love the Lunar Chronicles.

Thanks for the tag @Tera66 !

Tera66 These have been on my TBR forever. I need to get to them.📚 4mo
DarkMina @Tera66 I really enjoyed them. 4mo
KateReadsYA I'm reading book one now and these might be my favorite retellings. I love it so far 4mo
DarkMina @KateReadsYA Glad to hear it. I was unsure if I would like them when I started Cinder. It is one of my favorite YA series. 4mo
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KateReadsYA
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Do yall ever get those OMG moments like you just figured out the whole secret of the book??? Even though were probably all wrong hahahaha. Okay, yall do not tell me.....if Princess Selene is Cinder I. Am. Going. To. Freak.!!!!!! No seriously tho do not tell me hahaha let me just believe what I want because I always have theories and then they are wrong lol. 🤩

Meshell1313 🤣🤣🤫 4mo
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KateReadsYA
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Another fairytale retelling of Cinderella! I absolutely adore retellings of fairytales and You can really just take them in so many directions and most authors never disappoint. #HappyFridayLitsy #weekendread
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*love that my nails are on trend with this cover*

ozma.of.oz Have you seen the #FairyTaleReadingChallenge ? You should check it out if you haven‘t! 💖 4mo
KateReadsYA @ozma.of.oz Oh cool thank you 🤗 4mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#RedShoeDay ❤️💃🏻👠❤️ #JulyJam 🪷🌱🌹

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👠 🖤🙌🏻📚 5mo
Eggs Perfection ❤️👠🌹 5mo
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CrowCAH
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#Two4Tuesday

1. I believe so, but most of what I read are with humans.

2. Not sure if it counts, but Cinder is a cyborg, so that‘s kinda non-human.

Tagging @erzascarletbookgasm @cwarnier @Cinfhen @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 5mo
TheSpineView Totally counts! Thanks for playing! 5mo
Cinfhen Hi 😁!!!! Thanks for the tag ♥️what‘s new??? (edited) 5mo
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CrowCAH @Cinfhen besides archery lessons and dating Sir Knight, I‘ve been writing shorter works and will appear in two anthologies this year! ☺️ 5mo
Cinfhen That sounds like all kinds of fabulous !!!! And yay for your writing being published 🙌🏻 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag 💗 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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This was a fun twist on Cinderella including a plague storyline that made it timely. #LMPBC

ozma.of.oz 🎉🎉 6mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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👥 Iko [The Lunar Chronicles]
👥 Depending on the story I like both

Thanks for the tag @Eadie

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Excellent choice!Thanks for playing! 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs Great choice 👸🏻 7mo
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KatieDid927
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My last book for April was my second book for April‘s Cinderella #FairyTaleReadingChallenge. I‘m glad I finally started this series! I love the mythology and I liked the first installment even more than I thought I would. Looking forward to May‘s challenges! @Charityann

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TheAromaofBooks
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I think this book has been on my TBR since it first was published in 2012 haha Worth the wait - creative and fun with likable characters. I did feel like the place cyborgs had in society wasn't very well explained, but on the whole I really enjoyed this one. And since it's been on my list ten years, I don't have to wait for the rest of the series! Bought all the others on Pango so they should be here next week!!

Someone gifted this one to me ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) for the #LitsyLoveWinterSwap back in 2019, but I didn't write down who... but thank you!! 😁

#Roll100 - 28 (March) @PuddleJumper
#19822022 @Librarybelle
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#FairyTaleReadingChallenge @Charityann
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PuddleJumper Oh wow! That's a long time 8mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 8mo
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melmes awesome! i read this a while back and i enjoyed it. an interesting retelling 8mo
Bookzombie I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 8mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! 8mo
Ruthiella I loved this series. ❤️ 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @PuddleJumper - Sadly, not a long time compared to some of the other books on my shelves 😂 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @melmes @Ruthiella - I'm really excited about reading the rest of the series, too!!! 8mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Cinder, a gifted mechanic, has no intentions in being swept up in interplanetary politics & a murderous Queen. But that‘s precisely what happens when Prince Kai asks her to repair an android.

I‘m really glad I had the opportunity to visit this again! The sci fi was fun, very space opera. Cinder was great & had a agency. The prince had his own story. I‘m curious to see what happens after that cliffhanger, so I‘ve got the sequel on hold! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

ozma.of.oz #LMPBC #GroupU #Round14 Hope to drop this in the mail tomorrow! We‘ll see how the leg is feeling! 🤞🏻 (edited) 8mo
Sharpeipup Love that cover! 8mo
Sharpeipup Love that cover! 8mo
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GondorGirl I love these new covers so much, but can't justify buying the series all over again. 😫 8mo
fredamans My favorite YA series of all time! 😊 These new covers are epic though! 8mo
Bookwormjillk Got this today! 8mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Doctor says the leg pain of the last few days is probably the beginnings of a small blood clot. 🙃🙃

So it‘s a take it easy day today!

Susanita Take care! 8mo
peanutnine Oh goodness, hopefully nothing too serious. Feel better soon! 8mo
BookishBelle Definitely take it easy! Feel better soon! 8mo
Ruthiella Oh no! Take it easy. ❤️ 8mo
BookBr Eek! Hope you stay well! 8mo
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adoramichaels
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Loved this book and so happy to have the anniversary edition!!!!! 😍😍😍

#specialedition #thelunarchronicles #cinder #marissameyer

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ozma.of.oz
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It snowed yesterday. 😤

I was getting all excited for spring, going to pull off the covers of the patio furniture. And snow. Boo.

So I‘m curling up with some cinnamon apple tea with a bit of honey and my #LMPBC book. #GroupU

Jgacreations Oh i love that one! 8mo
Marialou Love this book! 8mo
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ozma.of.oz
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I forgot to check my mail yesterday! Look what‘s here @Endowarrior21 ! So shiny! I am so excited to get started as soon as I finish off Vonnegut! 💕

CBee Ohhhh I adore this series 😍😍😍 8mo
kelli7990 I enjoyed this series. 8mo
hannah-leeloo Good series 8mo
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Endowarrior21
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My #LMPBC is on its way to @ozma.of.oz and my #SpeculativeSpringSwap @Avanders and my #LitsyLovesAnimals @DinoMom @ShelleyBooksie are on there way to their persons.

DinoMom Yay! 8mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🦠🧬🧞‍♂️💜 8mo
ozma.of.oz Woo! 8mo
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Endowarrior21

This will be on its way to you Friday @ozma.of.oz . I did not get to read it so I can't wait to see what you guys think of it. @ozma.of.oz @Bookwormjillk @Johanna414 #LMPBC @suvata

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Twainy
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I read Cinder years ago & enjoyed it! Book one of The Lunar Chronicles. YA so beware of the typical tropes. I liked the original covers, I may collect them all.

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Ddzmini
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Just finished this game n my bedtime read… (see what I mean) … on my kindle app cute story

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khristen.samson
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Society takes places at the time with futuristic advanced technology and high risk of being infected by a deathly plague. Cinder, is just a mechanic that is trying to get through life by her awful step family. Likewise, the emperor decided to host a ball to find Prince Kai, an empress. However, she cannot go to the event even though she wants to. She was a cyborg and no prince would ever want to be in a presence near her.

khristen.samson If you like books that has fantasy, romance, and action that sets in futuristic society with hint of fairy tales then this book is what I would recommend for you. Likewise, the theme of this book is about gaining self-acceptance regardless of the prejudice one may face in society. For instance, cyborgs are seen as nothing more than a burden or vocal guinea pigs in the world. 10mo
khristen.samson Those who have experience prejudice will relate to the protagonist when it comes to accepting their worth regardless of systemic laws oppressing their rights. 10mo
MissYaremcio Khristen- nicely done!!! I‘m so glad you are enjoying this series! 6/6 9mo
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So I was gonna go with The Witch Haven as my pick for #LMPBC this round but I can't find it lol so Cinder it is lol plus I have not read it since it came out 10 years ago so it is going to be fun going back into that world all over again. @Bookwormjillk @Johanna414 @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz That‘s about when I read it! I‘m really looking forward to it! ❤️ 10mo
Bookwormjillk Sounds good! 10mo
Johanna414 Haha that works for me! 10mo
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A deformed cyborg with a missing foot.
A Lunar with a stolen identity.
A mechanic with no one to run to, nowhere to go.
But they would be looking for a ghost.
#Cinder #MarissaMeyer #TheLunarChronicles #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmarkets #bookmoment #bookmoments #bookquote #bookquotes #bookqueen #bookquirk #quote #quotes #bookworm #bookworms #bookwormlife #YoungAdult #Fantasy #ScienceFiction 💖💖💖💖💖

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TheBookAddict 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Now I have to dig out my Lunar Chronicles series and reread them! 10mo
BookBelle84 I'm excited for this but I would have liked to see it as a live action series like Shadow & Bone. 10mo
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Branwen
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Here is another series I love that I ended up getting second copies of because they changed the covers and the new ones are TOO BEAUTIFUL TO RESIST! 😍 I mean seriously, look at them! I resisted for as long as I could and then ended up just caving one day! 😂🤣 There are worse things in the world than having two sets of a book series you love, right? 🙈💕📚💕

Kimberlone I never got into this series, but totally agree these newer covers are gorgeous 🔥 11mo
GondorGirl Ugh. If I hadn't gotten my original hardcovers signed I would have totally gotten these new covers... they're SO much better! 11mo
Branwen @Kimberlone The colors alone are mesmerizing! 😍 @GondorGirl RIGHT?! They're just so much better! 11mo
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aperfectmjk
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Finished this one today. I really didn't want to read this one believe it or not, but finally decided to give it a chance. The story of Cinderella has a special place in my heart, so I was concerned. But honestly, this was so loosely based in my opinion that I quite enjoyed it. I think I'll continue on with the series and see what happens.

#bookspinbingo #SeriesRead2022 #19822022 (published 2012) @TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @Librarybelle

HollyBolly I absolutely love this series!! The next one is my favorite because it includes my favorite character! 11mo
Librarybelle I remember when this one came out and how many people I know who read it loved it! I have yet to read it for some reason…🤔 11mo
TheAromaofBooks I have genuinely been meaning to read this series forever - and I LOVE the new covers! 11mo
TheSpineView Great job! 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Joey! Thank you so much for these comfy socks and awesome cat clips!! And the book sounds amazing! I think I have another one in this series! Merry Christmas 🎄

DarkMina You‘re welcome! ♥️ 12mo
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sweetffa09
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*****

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thewallflower0707
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A fun, if predictable start of the series. I‘m starting #Scarlet right after!

#cinder #marissameyer

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ErraticElle
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An adventurous sci-fi fairytale retelling & an incredibly creative read with a lot of fun & intrigue built in. Absolutely its own story. There are parallels with the original tale, but so much of it is unique & new. The plot is admittedly a bit predictable, but still fun. The pacing is good & the detail in the writing evokes a pretty powerful atmosphere. The characters carry the story. I'm totally sucked in to this world & I'm ready for more.

fredamans My favorite YA series of all time! 1y
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amma-keep-reading
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I'm looking forward to revisiting this series.

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If there had been one more page of plague stuff, this would be a so-so (I‘m not ready for that yet). I like modern retellings but I think I like future retellings better now. My one thing is that I wish that instead of Cinder gaining over Kai maybe it could have been vise-versa? In New Berlin, the blue fever sweeps across the Commonwealth, a place where cyborgs are looked down upon. Cinder, a cyborg herself, is a mechanic. When her stepsister ⬇️

Zoe-h ⬆️gets the blue fever, her stepmother volunteers her for vaccine testing, and Cinders life starts to unravel. (Docking one star for a *maybe* transphobic conversation) 4⭐️ 1y
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Book 110

Tattooedteacher I played the audio of this while visiting my aging aunt. She could not believe that I was able to listen to a book from my phone, through my car speakers. Too funny. 1y
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I need the next one. Now!
This is such a good twist on the classic fairy tale. Cinder is awesome and I want to know what happens next so badly!
I love the sci-fi world building - especially the personalities of the androids!

DarkMina Love this series! 1y
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mimsy
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LOVE LOVE LOVE

PickwickPlockPlock Welcome to litsy! 2y
mimsy Thank you!! 2y
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Piper
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I absolutely loved this book!! Retelling of Cinderella. The whole series is great!1🙂

AliD73 I‘ve been wanting to read this. 2y
Piper It's great!! 2y
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Piper
Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book! Retelling of Cinderella. The whole series is great....🙂

AliD73 Welcome to Litsy! 😀 2y
ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉 2y
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 🙂 #litsywelcomewagon 2y
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Tattooedteacher Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Piper Thanks 😊 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🙌🏻🌹📚 2y
Piper Thanks everyone!!🙂 2y
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Blerdgal_Fenix

Picked up this little gym by accident. It was in my Libby holds multiple times and never read it. Now it‘s available - I am curious about the story. I head the series is worth reading. I am still up in the air about the whole thing but we will see.the little bit I have read seems to be interesting retelling of the classic story.

Liatrek I loved this book and the whole series 🙂 One of my favorite Cinderella retellings. 2y
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ddbookreviews
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Loved this series. Great fairytale retelling.

Jgacreations I loved these too 2y
CrowCAH This series is AMAZING; love it!!! 2y
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