I love fractured fairy tales, and Cinder by Marissa Meyers does not disappoint. It is set in a futuristic New Beijing populated by humans, androids, cyborgs, and Lunars (natives of the Moon). Cinder is a cyborg, which means she has few rights and cannot complain when her evil stepmother forces her to work as a mechanic to support her and her stepsisters. When handsome Prince Kai stops by her shop to get his favorite android fixed, there is an instant connection between them, and it is no surprise when he asks her to his annual ball. But how can Cinder, with no dress, no way to get to the ball, etc., actually attend? And what will Prince Kai do when he finds out she is a cyborg? Read this great version of Cinderella to find out!
Ms.G is the librarian at the Malone Middle School in Malone, NY.