I have seen Cinder a hundred times and looked at it and thought, ‘next time I am getting this one’. Well, now that the paper back is out and the sequel is on the way I’ve ordered my copy. I need to read this! Also, the author, Marissa Meyer is doing a signing near me that I’m planning on going to.
Cinder is book one in the Lunar Chronicles a young adult sci-fi series. The paperback was released yesterday and has bonus materials to entice you to check it out. It has a preview of Scarlet, book 2, and a short story called Glitches which you can also check out for free here.
Cinder is also available from Macmillan Young Listeners in audiobook format. You can listen here to the first chapter.
Summary of Cinder (via Amazon):
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Get a free sample Cinder: Chapters 1-5
Summary of Scarlet (via Amazon):
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison–even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Marissa Meyer will be in my area, Houston Texas, February 12 at 7pm at the Blue Willow Bookshop. I’m excited to go, and hoping to get a book signed to give away. Check back here for more details closer to Scarlet’s release date.
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