The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth's survival against villains from outer space. "An interesting mash up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars." --Entertainment Weekly "Prince Charming among the cyborgs." --The Wall Street JournalHumans 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. With high-stakes action and a smart, resourceful heroine, Cinder is a Cinderella retelling that is at once classic and strikingly original. Don't miss these other books from #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling author Marissa Meyer: The Lunar Chronicles: CinderScarletCress WinterStars AboveFairestThe Lunar Chronicles Coloring BookWires and Nerve: Vol. 1Wires and Nerve: Vol. 2Renegades: Renegades: Book OneHeartlessPraise for the Lunar Chronicles: #1 New York Times-Bestselling SeriesUSA Today BestsellerPublishers Weekly Bestseller"Terrific." --Los Angeles Times"Marissa Meyer rocks the fractured fairytale genre." --The Seattle Times"Epic awesome." --Bustle"A binge-reading treat." --MTV"Takes the classic to a whole new level." --NPR"This series opener and debut offers a high coolness factor by rewriting Cinderella as a kickass mechanic in a plague-ridden future." --Kirkus Reviews on Cinder"First in the Lunar Chronicles series, this futuristic twist on Cinderella retains just enough of the original that readers will enjoy spotting the subtle similarities. But debut author Meyer's brilliance is in sending the story into an entirely new, utterly thrilling dimension." --Publishers Weekly, starred review for Cinder"There's a lot of moving parts in this fresh spin on 'Cinderella, ' the first in a four-book series." --Booklist on Cinder"Singing mice and glass slippers are replaced with snarky androids and mechanical feet in this richly imagined and darkly subversive retelling of 'Cinderella.'" --The Bulletin on Cinder
Marissa Meyer was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, home of Almond Roca and Stadium High School, which was made famous when Heath Ledger danced down the stadium steps in 10 Things I Hate About You. Marissa didn’t actually go to Stadium High School, but she did attend Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She still lives in Tacoma, now with her husband. Cinder is her YA debut.