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March 1, 2012
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March 31, 2012
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Voted BOM for March.

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Mar 29, 2015 anjuli rated it it was amazing
This was unexpectedly a wonderful book. I'd been putting it off adding to my to-read shelf cuz I wasn't sure about Cyborg/Cinderella combination. But, I was pleasantly surprised. Another book (e.g., Stolen Songbird) in the last few weeks that took me by surprise.

Story and world building is pretty good. The story is retelling of Cinderella in a sci-fi world. World building is well done and NOT dragged on for pages. I hate when authors spend TOO much time doing that. Set up is futuristic Beijing
What a cool book! I always enjoy seeing how different authors re-imagine fairy tales. Ms. Meyer did not disappoint. Some of the technical stuff got in the way of the story for me...and I really would have liked to see more develop between Cinder and Kai...but I certainly appreciate Cinder being a kick-ass young woman. She may be stuck between a rock and a hard place, but she finds ways to shine and push past the boundaries others put in her path. I look forward to seeing this story continue and ...more
Feb 25, 2013 CS rated it really liked it
CINDER is a fun, fast-paced re-telling of the Cinderella story with science fiction and paranormal overtones. Set in a far distant future, Cinder is the android ward of a New Bejing widow who has two fully human daughters of her own. Cinder works as a mechanic in the market to support the family, and while she's not covered in ashes, she is covered in grease and soot.

The course of Cinder's life changes when Prince Kai, the Imperial heir, visits her booth seeking repairs for his personal android
Crystal S
Aug 24, 2014 Crystal S marked it as tbr-ebook-confirmed  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 25, 2015 Cassandra rated it really liked it
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Nov 26, 2013 Shawnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi
Nov 24, 2013 Angie marked it as wishlist-ntm-authors
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Aug 08, 2013 Lina_mp marked it as to-read
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
May 06, 2013 Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* marked it as dystopia-fiction-romance
Apr 11, 2013 Marianne rated it it was amazing
Apr 09, 2013 Trish marked it as to-read-ya
Shelves: ya
Feb 20, 2017 Kelly marked it as to-read-wishlist
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Dec 29, 2012 Yz the Whyz rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Oct 28, 2012 Alex marked it as to-read
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