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. . . .Source: NetGalley
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.
Expected publication date: 03/01/12
Cinder is an incredibly well written and imaginative retelling of Cinderella, with a futuristic twist!
Romance doesn't play a heavy role in Cinder. The relationship between Prince Kai and Cinder was a sweet one, it developed slowly and I found Cinder's awkwardness towards Kai cute.
Keep your eyes pealed for this book in 2012 as I have a feeling it's going to be HUGE!