Book 17 of 2016 is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles.
I mostly cringe at fairytales - originals or those retold.
Unlike the massive fail that was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as a mashup of genres, this sci-fi fairytale is a total win. Even the lovey dovey teenage rubbish doesn't dominate and is managed well by the female lead.
The plot was nowhere near as vacuous as the original and follows it very loosely. This was more like a modern teeny bopper sci-fi story than any fairytale.
Now to read the rest of the Lunar Chronicles.
Four kick-ass female mechanics out of five.
Should I read this? If you like old stories re-written well and with better female characters then you should.
What did I learn? Saving the world is much more important than falling in love.