Cinder was an interesting mix of fairy tale and sci fi. The story line deviated enough from the famous fairy tale Cinderella that the reader was not lulled into knowing what to expect next. An enjoyable read and unexpected ending. I am looking forward to the second in the series – Scarlet! It was also great to meet the author, Marissa Meyer at the Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise, Idaho for a signing party. Her story of how Cinder came about and the path to printing this novel was interesting and inspiring.