Book Of The Week
I listened to this book when I drove cross country. And I fell in love with this series! I don’t usually listen/read to YA but one of my friends LOVES this series so I made an exception and I’m so glad I did! The audio was fantastic and I was quickly addicted.
Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.
But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.
Head on over to your local indie bookstore to pick up your copy today! Or, if you’re like me and hate leaving your house you can download the audiobook at Libro.Fm here.