"Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time."
Cinderella meets sci-fi / cyborgs / Beijing in fairy-tale retelling and the first book in the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. I wanted to like this book more, but there was just too much going on and not enough development. The main problem I had was with the characters - especially in Cinder, the main character. Her actions seemed very inconsistent and I often thought her decisions were based more on adhering to the "Cinderella" storyline and were not realistic. I kept hoping that she would develop more as a character, but she didn't. I also would have liked to see more detail and history in the world that the author created. I did, however, enjoy the author's creative take on a classic fairy-tale and was interested in where the book would go. Overall, it was moderately entertaining and worked well as an audio book.