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The Beauregard Book of the Week for January 22, 2014 is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This first book of The Lunar Chronicles is a retelling of Cinderella like none you’ve seen before. Cinder is a cyborg mechanic living in New Beijing in the future when a plague has devastated mankind. She has a mysterious past even she doesn’t remember, and the threat of invasion or worse from the dangerous Lunars and their deadly queen hangs over everyone.
Part of the fun of this story is how the author mixes elements of old fairy tales into a futuristic context. Meyer adds enough of her own plot to make it something recognizable yet new.
If you enjoyed the story, you can continue with Scarlet, a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in France. Cress, the third book of the Lunar Chronicles, is a retelling of Rapunzel, but this one takes our heroes to the Moon. There they will delve deeper into the mystery of Cinder’s past and how to defeat the evil Queen Levana.
The Lunar Chronicles is considered a Young Adult series, but like many quality series before, it should appeal to adults as well. If you like fairy tales, cyborgs, and adventure tales, this is a book for you!