I was positive I was going to hate this book, But WOW, just WOW.....I loved the story, as much as it had a Cinderella feel to it the story was all its own. The characters were so well written. The Queen and the Stepmother I hated them!!!! Like I wanted to jump in the book and beat them kind of hate. Cinder, Iko, Kai were so likable and I loved them. I felt for Cinder the entire way through the book. I loved Kai and Cinder, the story gave just enough of their relationship without shoving it down your throat. If your going to have a Cyborg as your main character you're going to want her to be a strong independent character (not weepy and weak) and I just adored her!!!!