Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, the Cinderella mechanic, lives in a futuristic world of humans and androids, but she is neither. New Beijing is buckling under a deadly plague, and they are looking for people like her on which to conduct research tests. But when she accidentally meets the handsome prince in the market place, her life becomes entangled in an impossible romance, imprisonment, and an intergalactic struggle for supremacy. It is up to her to protect her world's future, but before she can do that she has to discover the secrets of her past. Strong, resilient, and independent, I loved the main character! Romance, sadness, danger, adventure--this story has it all. It was hard to put this book down, but I was disappointed in the ending when it stopped at the height of climax and I didn't have the next book, Scarlet, to pick up and continue reading! Recommended for young adults and adults who love adventure.