[tps_title]05. Cinder, Cinder by Marissa Meyers
Cyborgs? Check. An extremely unique setting? Check. A badass remake of the Cinderella tale? Check. Set in New Beijing, China, a mechanic named Cinder is an annoying pest to half of her stepsisters and a nuisance to her step mother. Let’s not forget the fact that she’s a cyborg. All of this adds up to a cleverly-done tale by Marissa Meyer. As a mechanic, Cinder does very mechanical things, like fix Prince Kai’s android. In the true fairy tale fashion that gives you as much of a satisfied feeling as the original Cinderella, this one is just as sweet. Prince Kai is unaware of Cinder’s cyborg status, and thus the plot begins to weave. Throw in a deadly disease that’s spreading like wildfire, a Lunar Queen, some more romance, an unexpected ending, and an independent ready to save the world kick-ass main character, it gets really, really good. Cinder is a heroine that not only gives you a giggly feeling, but also brings on the feisty and fiery, where the heroine is as engaging as she is heroic.
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