Great twist on the Cinderella fairy tale. I loved the setting and Cinder's character. I was afraid that Cinder would be a pushover (like in the fairytale) but she had backbone and a strong personality which was great to read.
At times it was too predictable but Meyer laid out a good foundation for the story to develop over and i can see it improving as the series continues.
Well written, good descriptions and charming characters - overall a fun read and i'll definitely be looking for book 2! 3.5 Stars