But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Linh Peony, Cinder's stepsister and friend; daughter of Linh Garan and Linh Adri. She being a "fairy tale geek", she has spent considerable time tracing the origins of the most common Western children's stories. Cinder is the first in a series of books that have taken classic fairy tales (in this case Cinderella) but have re-worked them into futuristic stories. The proposed alliance is through Emperor Kai marrying Queen Levana, however, Emperor Kai wants to thwart this plan by finding someone else to marry first. There are several books in the series, plus short stories based in the Lunar universe. This first book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. Once you read Cinder, you will fall in love!! . Dec 27, 2015 - Explore Peyton Bern's board "Cinder series" on Pinterest. THE PlOT Cinder presents itself as a re-telling of Cinderella. With Cress being the third bestselling book in the Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and her new “friend” Caption Thorne are fugitives, with Scarlet and Wolf following. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. Cinder. Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. Don't miss Marissa Meyer's other books and series': The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder Scarlet Cress Winter Stars Above Fairest The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book Wires and Nerve: Vol. Read 54 463 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles - Ebook written by Marissa Meyer. "An interesting mash up of fairy tales and science fiction . The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer! Don't miss these other books from #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling author Marissa Meyer: The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder Scarlet Cress Winter Stars Above Fairest. See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth's survival against villains from outer space. Both Winter and Fairest are loosely based on the story of Snow White. The story is loosely based on the classic fairytale Cinderella. There are four books, a prequel novel, and a collection of novellas in The Lunar Chronicles.  This collection included nine stories, five of which have never been published and an excerpt of Marissa Meyer's stand alone novel, Heartless, which was released on November 8, 2016. She regularly degrades and picks on Cinder, her stepsister. . Cinder fixes Nainsi and discovers that he and Nainsi has been researching Princess Selene, who is believed to have been killed by her aunt, Levana, when she was a child in order to eliminate her only threat to the throne. . It was published on January 3, 2012. The third book, Cress, is based on Rapunzel. After Peony's death, Cinder stores Peony's ID chip and takes it with her after discovering that the victims' chips are harvested after their deaths for an unknown reason. Cinder is the first in a series of books that have taken classic fairy tales (in this case Cinderella) but have re-worked them into futuristic stories. Linh Cinder (based on Cinderella), a cyborg living with her step mother and her two stepsisters in New Beijing of the Eastern Commonwealth, works as a mechanic in a booth at the market place, where she meets Prince Kai, who requests that she fix his personal android. At the same time, Prince Kai's father, Emperor Rikan, dies of the plague, resulting in the prince becoming Emperor of the Eastern Commonwealth at 17. Knowledge of Queen Levana’s intents of invading Earth, they must focus on a plot to withstand her army. The author states the studio is currently searching for a director. Don't miss Marissa Meyer's other books and series': The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder Scarlet Cress Winter Stars Above Fairest The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book Wires and Nerve: Vol. Rereading Cinder, years after starting the series and never getting around to finishing the series is making me reconsider many of my life choices (without wanting to sound overly dramatic). Levana attempts to brainwash Cinder into shooting herself but Cinder resists the attempt and fires a pistol at Levana.  Cinder was selected as one of IndieBound's Kids' Next List for winter 2012.. The story culminates with an annual ball, which Cinder crashes but is then revealed and announced to be Kai's special guest. His given name is Dimitri. Cyborgs are treated as second class citizens, so Cinder hides her identity from Kai. Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) User Review - Michelle - Goodreads (See a fuller review on the series on my blog, the-sapphire.com!) La storia è liberamente ispirata alla fiaba classica di Cenerentola. Iko, Cinder's android assistant. Kaito, known commonly as Kai, the Crown Prince of Eastern Commonwealth. Cinder warns Kai about Levana's ulterior motives and to call off any wedding plans, but Levana intervenes and points out that Cinder is a Lunar shell fugitive, and should be taken into her custody for trial.