Finished with The Hunger Games series? Still reeling from the final book in the Divergent series? Looking for a new dystopian series to obsess about for a while? Interested in a modern take on classic fairy tales? Look no further than The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, starting with Cinder.
Cinder takes place in a society where humans and androids crowd the streets, while a deadly plague ravages the Earth’s people. From the moon the ruthless Lunar people with their mysterious mind-warping abilities pose an ever-looming threat. The fate of the world rests on one cyborg girl – Cinder.
A gifted mechanic living in New Beijing, Cinder is a second-class citizen with a hateful stepmother who blames her for her stepsister’s illness. When she becomes involved with the handsome Prince Kai, Cinder finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic struggle where uncovering the secrets of her past might be the only way to save the world.
The next two books in the series, Scarlet and Cress, continue the action and introduce new characters that intertwine perfectly with existing character, creating a diverse and dynamic group to help Cinder combat the fierce Lunar Queen, Levana. The fourth and final book in the series, Winter, is coming in early 2015, so jump on this series before it’s over!