Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella with a steampunk/sci-fi twist. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it since I’ve read a couple retellings that weren’t that great and I am very burnt out on all of these retellings, but I was pleasantly surprised. The world that Ms. Meyer created was unique, interesting, and the storyline was very engaging. There were tears shed, laughs had, and now I’m waiting for the second book to arrive. The only thing that makes me a bit hesitant to read the next in the series is that it will not really be about Cinder, she is in the book from the description, but it will also focus on a different character. I prefer reading books about the same main characters, but I am going to give these a try because I know they all interconnect.