Cinder is based off of Cinderella, but it has a futuristic twist.It is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles which also include Scarlet and Cress.Cinder is the main character she is a well known Mechanic in New Beijing. There was a person with the plaque in the market where she works.The plaque doesnt have a cure for now.She luckily didn't catch it.The next day the prince had a request to fix his android.When she went to the junkyard to collect some parts.They were looking at a gasoline car, but then Peony caught the plague.