Judging a Book by Its Cover: Cinder



Author: Marissa Meyer

What’s on the cover:  A woman’s leg with a bright red high heeled shoe.  The background is black with light around the foot so that the leg is casting a shadow.  But most interestingly, the leg seems to have robot parts inside it!

What I think it’s about:  A girl who looks human but is really some sort of cyborg.  Judging by the title and the focus on the shoe, possibly some sort of Cinderella story.

Do I think I want to read it?:  If it was just a leg and a shoe, I don’t know.  But the robot parts have me intrigued!

What the blurb says:  “As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.”

Final verdict:  Even though the cover made it pretty clear what the story was going to be, it sounds like a unique take on Cinderella that would be really fun to read.

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