Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the The Lunar Chronicles series.
- #2: Scarlet: Book Two of the Lunar Chronicles (Paperback): $10.99
- #3: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) (Hardcover): $19.99
- #4: Winter: Book Four of the Lunar Chronicles (Paperback): $12.99
Meyer's debut novel may be inspired by Cinderella -- and it may involve a prince and a ball -- but that's about where the similarity ends. Cinder, our cyborg heroine, is a mechanic in post-World War IV New Beijing. Technology may be advanced enough to give her artificial limbs and a robot for a best friend, but it can't cure the victims of a deadly pandemic sweeping the globe, nor can it save the world from the Moon Queen's tyrannical ambitions. Drawing themes from the classic fairytale, Blade Runner-esque cyberpunk, and Sailor Moon (yes, really), Cinder is a satisfying entry to the YA sci-fi genre, and a promising start to a quartet of novels.— Jennie
Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“The story of Cinderella turned on its head and given a futuristic twist, Cinder is exciting, entertaining, and engaging. A plague is sweeping across Earth and there is no cure, the people of the Moon want to conquer Earth, and the annual Ball is coming in New Beijing. Suddenly, Cinder finds herself embroiled in all three events and she may hold the key to the future survival of Earth. This is the first volume of a planned quartet. I can't wait for the next book!”
— Ellen Richmond, Children's Book Cellar, Waterville, ME
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!
A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator—set in a Star Wars kind of world—Marissa Meyer's Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella
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.
About the Author
Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Renegades Trilogy, The Lunar Chronicles series, the Wires and Nerve graphic novels, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first standalone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Marissa created and hosts a podcast called The Happy Writer. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.
Rebecca Soler is a film and voiceover actress who won a 2009 AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of After by Amy Efaw. Her audiobook credits include work by authors such as Judy Blume, James Patterson and Sarah Dessen. Soler has also narrated the popular young adult series The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Her voice over credits include various video games, like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Red Dead Redemption and television shows such as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She lives in New York City.
“Rebecca Soler's sweet but firm voice conducts the listener through a fresh, quirky take on an old trope: reimagined fairytales…Overall, this is good fun, and provides encouragement for the next adventure.” —Locus
“Narrator Rebecca Soler captures the determination and independence that make Cinder a compelling character…the story will keep listeners engaged and awaiting the subsequent titles.” —School Library Journal
“The audiobook is delightful. Rebecca Soler brings all the characters to life with such distinct voices that it's like listening to a play. I was riveted. And here's the best part – the book is absolutely suitable for all ages.” —Record-Courier
“Soler's narrations, both confident and well paced, flow effortlessly. She masters major characters' voices…Soler is also very effective at quick transitions between accents in dialogue-heavy scenes. The combination of Soler's superb performance and Meyer's captivating storytelling creates a pair of tour-de-force audiobooks.” —Horn Book Magazine
“This was actually the first audiobook I ever listed to on my phone and I fell in love with the portability as well as Rebecca Soler's amazing narration…Rebecca reads Cinder perfectly.” —USA Today Happily Ever After Blog