Meyer, M. (2012). Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1). New York, NY: Feiwel & Friends.
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Awards/Honors: 2014 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee; 2012 Goodreads Choice Nominee for YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi
A teenage cyborg finds herself in an unlikely alliance while trying to help find a cure to a deadly plague that only impacts Earthlings.
This is Cinderella like you’ve never seen before. Cinder is a cyborg in New Beijing who gets stuck in the service of her self-entitled stepmother since cyborgs can’t be independent without approval. After being blamed for her sweet younger stepsister contracting a deadly plague, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her to be part of an experiment for testing plague vaccines. Cinder’s time in the palace hospital wing garners her attention from Prince Kai himself, but a power struggle with the Queen of Luna will test their bond. Will her past come back to haunt her or does the key to Earth’s safety lie within Cinder?