Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Cinder
January 3, 2012
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. . . .
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.
Okay, one of my (very ill-kept) book blogger secrets: my weakness is fairy-tale renditions. Ever since I devoured Ella Enchanted as a chubby-cheeked, happily-ever-after believing fifth-grader, I have always kept my eye out for a unique, no-holds-barred, turn it all topsy-turvy retelling that would grab my heart in the way a princess feels when she knows she's reached her happy ending.
(Yes. I'm very sappy about it, too.)
I don't want to jinx my enjoyment beforehand, because God knows how many times I've gone and let off my big mouth with a pre-mature "I know I'm going to love that book", and then sat in front of a blinking, empty post trying to figure out how to delicately write a review because I didn't like it at ALL. But seriously, Cinder looks like it's going to live up to the hype. I mean, cyborgs? Intergalactic struggles?
This sounds like it's going to be the most exciting sci-fi odyssey I've read since Disney planted aliens in the middle of Stevenson's Treasure Island and made it a planet.
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. For more information on how to participate, please check out the hosting blog here.