“Do your kind even know what love is?
Can you feel anything at all, or is it just... programmed?”
Exciting, heart-breaking, and mesmerizing... this is the story of Linh Cinder. Cinder, an unwanted stepdaughter, part-cyborg misfit, and extremely brilliant mechanic in Beijing, catches the eye of Kai, Crown Prince of the Eastern Commonwealth, when she agrees to repair his broken android. With Iko, her trusty and hilariously sarcastic android, and Peony, her younger stepsister, as her closest and only friends, Cinder’s life is no fairytale. But she is spunky, full of snark, and a character I fell very much in love with. With a frightening plague and an even scarier queen, Cinder is a clever, but poignant, must-read novel.
The only reason I’m not kicking myself too hard for waiting to read this as long as I did is I won’t have to suffer a very long wait for Scarlet, which will be out February 5, 2013.
“It is easier to trick others into perceiving you as beautiful
if you can convince yourself you are beautiful.
But mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth.”