Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly:
By Marissa Meyer
Feiwel and Friends, 2012
At 16, Cinder is the best mechanic in New Beijing.
From androids to hovers, there is nothing she can’t fix. Her talents may be revered throughout the Eastern Commonwealth, but Cinder is also considered a technological mistake because she is a cyborg. With various mechanical parts — including a mechanical foot — people from all over seek her for her services, but those who know the truth avoid her.
It is this reputation that brings Prince Kai, heir to the Commonwealth throne, to Cinder’s small shop.
He needs her to repair a broken android before the upcoming annual ball, jokingly saying it’s a matter of national security.
Their encounter stays with Cinder — especially the prince’s personal invitation to the ball — but any thoughts of possibly attending the ball are squashed as her stepsister Peony falls ill with the plague that has been killing people all over the planet.
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