Marissa Meyer, Laura Cruz
The story takes place in New Beijing into the future.
The problem of the story is that Queen Levana wants to take over the Earth and is using Prince Kai, soon to be emperor, to accomplish her plan.
Cinder wants to get away from her stepmother, Adri , she and her stepsister Peony go to the junkyard to find a part that Adri needs, Cinder sees a dark spot on Peony's back. They soon discover that she has letumosis, the deadly disease going through New Beinjing. Adri signs Cinder up to be a volunteer at the hospital to find a cure. The doctor injects her with the disease, and she destroys it in 20 minutes.