The Lunar Chronicles : Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles : Cinder

Written by Marissa Meyer
Part of the The Lunar Chronicles Series

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Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future. This is not the fairytale you remember, but it's one you won't forget.

The next three books in the series will also take a futuristic sci-fi twist on classic tales: Scarlet is inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, Cress is a take on Rapunzel and Winter is Meyer's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

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The Lunar Chronicles : Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl... CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.


'..this series opener and debut offers a high coolness factor by rewriting Cinderella as a kickass mechanic in a plague-ridden future.' Kirkus Reviews

'Meyer’s writing has all of the charm of a traditional fairy tale with the extra zap! of technology and wonderful characters to give it pizazz.' Almost Grown-Up blog

About the Author

Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, USA, with her fiance and their two cats. Marissa enjoys road-tripping, wine-tasting and hunting for priceless treasures at antique shops.

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400 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th January 2012




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