By Marissa Meyer

During the royal ball...

In the future, in New Beijing, there is a royal ball. When Cinder goes to the ball, she is there because she needs to warn Prince Kai that he is in danger. She is wearing her sister's light pink dress. The sister is Peony, who died in a plague outbreak. Queen Levana, the Lunar queen, tries to kill Cinder. Cinder is taken to prison until the queen takes her to Luna to be a prisoner there.