Series: Lunar Chronicles

This isn't the Cinderella you remember—but Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, book one in the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles, is one you won't forget.

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.

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Quick Facts:
Marissa Meyer was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, home of Almond Roca and Stadium High School, which was made famous when Heath Ledger danced down the stadium steps in 10 Things I Hate About You. Marissa didn’t actually go to Stadium High School, but she did attend Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She still lives in Tacoma, now with her husband.

Celebrity Lookalike: I most often get told that I look like Nicole Kidman (which seems like wishful thinking on my part!), although since the release of The Hunger Games movie I've been hearing Jennifer Lawrence too.
Motto: Work hard, then spoil yourself.
5 Must Reads: Graceling by Kristin Cashore: An epic fantasy with one of the most awesome female heroines ever written., Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama: Don't be fooled by the pretty mermaid on the cover. This book is fantastically dark and haunting. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: This is perhaps my favorite star-crossed lovers story, and the writing itself is mesmerisingly beautiful. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak: Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. This book has the power to change lives. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: It's a classic. Plus, it's hard to beat Mr. Darcy!
The one thing you can’t live without: Books, naturally!
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