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Paperback Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles Book

ISBN: 1250007208

ISBN13: 9781250007209

Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

(Book #1 in the The Lunar Chronicles Series)

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Book Overview

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."...

Customer Reviews

17 ratings

Very easy to read. But did not get the cover I wanted.

I was a little weary in the beginning but after getting through the first chapter, I couldn't stop. It is a very easy read and easy to understand. It was written well and it keeps you interested. I recommend this book. I will be buying the second one.

Cinderella with a twist

This was my first time reading anything by this author but I was not disappointed. This was a fun read and have recommended it to many friends and family.

Cinder is Everything I Hoped It Would Be

See, Cinder was everything I wanted in a sci-fi fantasy in that I could see everything, even the things I was unfamiliar with at first, I could hear the characters, see their differences and their reactions, and all I want is more. I am waiting for the next book very impatiently, and highly recommend this book to anyone who needs something to spark their interest in reading again. I haven't read a book cover to cover in six years, but when I picked this one up I couldn't stop and now the series must be mine. Happy reading, get this book.

Unique version of Cinderella

I first read this book in high school, and it's great. A truly unique take on the classic 'Cinderella.'

Best fairytale retelling ever…

Beautifully written book. Old tale with new twists. Get this book!

My absolute favourite series to date

If you enjoy the "twisted tales" genre of books, The Lunar Chronicles is the series to read! These books follow the stories of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White, and all of their stories intertwine to come together to a satisfying ending. So many amazing, memorable characters, an intriguing plot, and just... I love it so much. I've read the series over a few times, and now that I don't have access to my high school library, I want to own it. I highly recommend reading The Lunar Chronicles. Marissa Meyer did such a great job with it.


Literally could not put it down! Such a great spin on a Cinderella! Buying the next books in the next now! If you’re someone that needs to be grabbed by the book almost immediately then this is a great book for you!

Interesting take on Cinderella

Love what Melissa Meyer has done with the story of Cinderella. She has written a great twist on the character. It is a great read.

It's so interesting

It took my a couple chapters to really get into this book, but once things picked up I couldn't put it down. This whole series is amazing. It's so unique and yet familiar. I just finished the third in the series and can't wait to start on the 4th one!

Best book ever!

This is by far the coolest take on Cinderella, and very well written! It’s inspiring for so many reasons! I definitely recommend it!

Unique take on a classic story!

Loved this book. Loved how diverse and unique the story line was. The characters, places, even the events were so creative and fun. Great beginning to the series

fantastic retelling of Cinderella

Such an interesting take on Cinderella! I love the cyborg take on it and it definitley has a Star Wars feel to it! I would for sure recommend this series to anyone!


Interesting twist on Cinderella. Totally recommend it.

The original story, with a twist

This story takes the original story of Cinderella and sets it years in the future. It makes Cinderella a a spunky cyborg teen with a bad home life. It works. Fans of the original story or any of the retellings should pick this up and take a look at how this story winds and turns throught the life of a girl in a world that doesn't seem to want her.

Cyborg Cinderella

I LOVED this book. I LOVED this series! I won't say any more cause I know I'll spoil it somewhere along the way. I like i said, Cyborg Cinderella. Go in blind. You will not be disappointed

A Thrilling Retelling

In short, the story was well constructed, the world engaging and interestingly held together & the relationships convincing. Wonderful and I look forward to the sequel.

Love this series!

Only problem i had with it was the font.

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