I love Fairy Tales and I love modern retelling of Fairy Tales so when I heard what Cinder was all about I just knew I had to get my hands on a copy! Marissa Meyer wrote a beautiful tale once I picked it up I had a hard time putting it down to eat or sleep.It was really funny though I kept imagining Drew Barrymore as Cinder I know some of you are probably like “whaa?” but if you’ve seen Ever After you might get it. Drew’s character Danielle was strong and independent just like Cinder trust me go watch the movie. I loved the setting of New Beijing and that Cinder was a cyborg I just thought that was sooo flipping cool! Not to mention there were humanoid people inhabiting the moon called Lunars that had bioelectric abilities like sharks! I also loved the part about the plague because it made the story different not just the normal prince meets Cinderella falls in love, she goes to the ball, blah, blah, blah, and then they live happily ever after. Actually the ending of this story left me going “huh?” shit I need book 2 now!!!!!!There’s no fairy godmother but there is a doctor who is really cool and a total crack up and an android Iko who the story wouldn’t have been the same without! Oh and Prince Kai I really loved him I didn’t fall in love with him; he’s completely for Cinder but, he was so sweet and funny and self depreciating it was hard not to like him. I also loved that there’s a twist so we have more to look forward to and Scarlett (Book 2) can’t get here soon enough. I’m meeting Marissa on Thursday I’m hoping for some spoilers ;)Ok the teaser scene this time is right after Cinder gets asked to the ball and don’t say “Gah that’s spoilery!” because we all know Cinderella gets asked to the ball ;)“I-I’m sorry,” she stammered. “Thank you—I…Thank you, your Highness. But I must respectfully decline.”He blinked. His eyes fell as he processed her response. Then he lifted his chin and attempted a grin that was almost painfully dejected. “No it’s all right. I understand.”Dr. Erland leaned back against his desk. “My sincerest condolences, Your Highness. In more ways than one, it seems.”Cinder cast him a frosty glare, but he focused his attention on cleaning his spectacles again. Kai scratched behind his neck. “It was nice to see you again, Linh-mei.”She flinched at the return of the formality and made to speak, her voice catching at apologies, explanations, but the prince didn’t wait for them. The door was already shutting behind him.She snapped her jaw shut, thoughts sparking in her head. Dr. Erland clucked his tongue, and Cinder prepared to rail at him with those budding explanations, but he turned away before she could and paced back to his seat.“What a shame you cannot blush, Miss Linh.”A huge thanks to Feiwel and Friends and MacMillan for the Advanced readers copy!