Since this is a retelling of Cinderella, you get the familiar dynamics between the protagonist, her step-mom, and evil step-sisters. Some of the main plot points are still there from the original. Since this is one sci-fi, you get many different elements in terms of character development and plot twists, which were fun and a great spin on the original.
While the plot was predictable, I will read the next one since there’s a cliffhanger, and I like Cinder enough to know what happens to her.
I tend to love high-fantasy for the world-building and unique characters, races, politics, etc., and Cinder manages to have intriguing politics, and I hope we get more of that in the next book. The sci-fi cyborg elements are fun. I like Lunar magic. I would recommend this light, fun, easy read for a weekend.