Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Debut Spotlight: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

To start off 2012 right, Marissa Meyer's retelling of Cinderella, Cinder, has hit the shelves and taken the young adult readership by storm. Life from the futuristic, cyberpunk world Meyer has set before lies in wait to be devoured, savored, and enjoyed.

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.

In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.

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