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.
I mostly enjoyed this book. It was simple and easy to follow with so much foreshadowing that it drove me insane. I knew she was the damn princess when it was first mentioned. It was fast paced and I did read it all in one sitting. I was never bored, it that going for it at least.
I will say the reasons I had for not wanting to read this series were justified. It's written more like a middle grade novel in my opinion. I also didn't like that she was part cyborg. I'm not really into Sci-Fi. I like only one series that is Sci-Fi. So yeah this was pretty doomed from the start I guess.
I will say that I love Kai, I think he's a pretty good character, though he can be a little bit stupid at times. He's an emperor yet he's so quick to bow down to this stupid bitchy Lunar Queen instead of doing everything he can to find a better way.
I don't like the end, we don't even get to see what happens to Cinder, I feel cheated, like this book wasn't finished. I think hype is what killed this book for me mostly. EVERYONE loves this series and I'm so heartbroken that I didn't love it too.
I love being in these huge fandoms and talking about books I love with others but in this case... I'm sorry.