This book is amazing. I put off reading it for the longest time. I had thought the protagonist was a robot and I just wasn’t confident that I could relate with a non-human protagonist. Now, it turns out Cinder (how I picture her, how the author pictured her) is a lot of things but she is not a robot and she is certainly relatable. This story is inventive, different, and captivating. I loved reading it. The only caveat is that it ends on a cliffhanger of sorts but luckily for all you readers out there the sequel Scarlet is available to read! P.S. The budding romance of this story is my favorite yet of the books I’ve read in 2013. P.P.S. Kudos for showing a stepmother who experiences regret but stays in character nonetheless. P.P.P.S. This might be my favorite Cinderella retelling.