I may be a bit late to the game when it comes to the Lunar Chronicles, but I'm completely hooked after the first book. Cinder, which has been dubbed a cross between a fairy tale and Star Wars, is the story of a cyborg teenager who has a complicated history, to say the least. In her world, cyborgs are second class citizens and don't have rights of their own, which is where her wicked stepmother comes in. It takes place on a futuristic Earth that has to contend with leaders on other planets, interplanetary politics and troubles with things like hovers and portscreens. Cinder, who is a top notch mechanic, is at ease with anything mechanical but isn't the graceful, glass-shod Cinderella we all know and expect.
This version of Cinderella is one of my favorites ever written. She's smart, snarky and resourceful, and I can't wait to find out what happens to her in the next book. I love her android friend, the world she lives on is fantastic. I love that it's in New Beijing, given that some of the oldest Cinderella stories took place in China, and that the author is going to take us to France next with Scarlet. The politics are Game of Thrones worthy with appropriate YA limitations and Cinder's relationship with both the prince and the royal doctor had me guessing (no, that's not a love triangle, if you haven't read the book).
Have you read the Lunar Chronicles? What did you think?