Cinder, by Marissa Meyer, takes place after the third world war and is located in New Beijing. Linh Cinder is a cyborg who was in a hover accident at a young age. She was taken in by Linh Garan. When he died, she is left with a horrible stepmother and her two daughters. Since Cinder is a mechanic, she runs into Prince Kai. A plague hits the town and one of Cinder's stepsisters catches it. Her stepmother blames Cinder and drafts her into the Cyborg Draft for plague testing.
I like how throughout the book there was a suspenseful feel. I like the theme, don't judge a book by it's cover. Throughout the whole book, Cinder is trying to discover who she is. She grew up feeling unwanted because she was a cyborg. She then turned out to be very important.
Reviewed by Rita, Grade 9Grandview Library