Cinder

by Meyer, Marissa.

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Hampton Community Library Adult Audio AUDIO CD MEYER
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Adult Audio
 
Call Number  AUDIO CD MEYER
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual YA CDB MEYER 1580
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  YA CDB MEYER 1580
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Audio Books YA CD MEYER Marissa
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audio Books
 
Call Number  YA CD MEYER Marissa
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Audiovisual CD YA MEY
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD YA MEY
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Audiovisual YA CD MEYER [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audiovisual
 
Call Number  YA CD MEYER [B-O-CD]
 
 
Summary

A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator -- set in a Star Wars kind of world -- CINDER is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella, from a stunning new talent.

A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator- set in a Star Wars kind of world-Marissa Meyer's  Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella   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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There's a lot of moving parts in this fresh spin on Cinderella, the first in a four-book series. First, we've moved from a fairy-tale kingdom to a post-World War IV future in New Beijing. Plagued by her stepmother and shunned by society for being a cyborg, Cinder keeps her head down as the city's best mechanic until she catches the eye of the dashing Prince Kai. He's got matters of state to worry about, though, including an incurable plague and the ever-present threat of war from the moon-people, known as Lunars. The over-the-top, spiteful cruelty that dogs the heroine from all sides is a little too cartoonish to take seriously when retrofitted from fairy tale to science fiction, and it's best not to ponder things like why such a technologically advanced civilization would get into such a tizzy about a fancy-dress ball. Still, readers will enjoy lining up the touchstones from the old favorite, and Meyer brings a good deal of charm and cleverness to this entertaining, swiftly paced read.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "First in the Lunar Chronicles series, this futuristic twist on Cinderella retains just enough of the original that readers will enjoy spotting the subtle similarities. But debut author Meyer's brilliance is in sending the story into an entirely new, utterly thrilling dimension. Cinder is a talented teenage mechanic and cyborg-part human, part robot-who has been living in New Beijing with a demanding adoptive mother and two stepsisters, ever since her late stepfather took Cinder in after a hovercraft accident. Several events abruptly turn Cinder's world upside down: a chance meeting with the handsome Prince Kai has her heart racing; a plague pandemic threatens her beloved sister Peony; Cinder learns she is immune to the plague; and the evil Lunar Queen Levana arrives on Earth, scheming to marry Kai. Though foreshadowing early on makes it fairly clear where the story is headed, it unfolds with the magic of a fairy tale and the breakneck excitement of dystopian fiction. Meyer's far-future Earth is richly imagined, full of prejudice and intrigue, characters easy to get invested in, and hints of what might await in future books. Ages 12-up. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Meyer, Marissa. Lunar chronicles ; bk. 1.
#1 - Cinder
#2 - Scarlet
#3 - Cress
#4 - Winter
Subjects Cyborgs -- Fiction.
Stepfamilies -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Cyborgs -- Juvenile fiction.
Social classes -- Juvenile fiction.
Stepfamilies -- Juvenile fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [New York] :Macmillan Young Listeners,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Participants/Performers Read by Rebecca Soler.
Audience 13 and up.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Duration: 10:00:00.
Description 8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781427215000
1427215006
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