Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Even in the future, the story begins with Once Upon a Time…. Humans 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.
I think the voice-over and music gave this book quite a... Disney Show/One Tree Hill feel to be honest. However, I loved the animation with the cyborg eye and pretty much the entire premise of this book.
Cinder is released TODAY, Congrats Marissa!
To find out more, visit the author's blog / Facebook / Twitter (oh, and if you enjoy Twitter/Facebook parties of the like... mark your calendars for Jan 9th at 7 eastern time!)
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