Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. In “Glitches,” a short prequel story to Cinder, we see the results of that illness play out, and the emotional toll that takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch...My Thoughts: Ooh. I really, really liked this. It gave us a nice glimpse of Cinder before the events in book 1. Her life would have taken such a different turn if Garan hadn't caught the plague. Of course, then it wouldn't have continued in the vein of the Cinderella story and it would have lost a big chunk of its charm, but STILL!
Cinder's differences, her stepmother's blind hatred toward her just because she's a cyborg, Peony's sweetness, and the circumstances that wrack the family all come together to add depth to the events in book 1. Frankly, I love this series and all the little tweaks we're getting on an old classic.
Books in this series
0.5. Glitches - Kindle
1.5. The Queen's Army
2. Scarlet (2013)
3. Cress (2014)
4. Winter (2015)
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Glitches was a free Kindle download I picked up on 12/20/12 for the Why Buy the Cow? Reading Challenge.