I started this book around midnight with the intention of reading a chapter and then heading to bed. Imagine my surprise when I realized that I had read the entire book and it was 4 am!
The character Cinder is extremely independent and self-sufficient for the heroine of a fairy tale. As a mechanic, she is the sole provider of income for her step-family, and is incredibly talented at what she does. Cinder's mechanical friend Iko and relationship withe her beloved stepsister were both delightful and touching.
This is amazing debut novel left me longing for the next installment in the series.