WHO: Marissa Meyer
WHAT: Young adult novelist known for The Lunar Chronicles
WHEN: Born February 19, 1984
WHERE: Born in Tacoma, Washington, where she still resides
WORK WE HAVE HERE AT LC:
Cinder: "Cinder, a gifted mechanic and a cyborg with a mysterious past, is blamed by her stepmother for her stepsister's illness while a deadly plague decimates the population of New Beijing, but when Cinder's life gets intertwined with Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle."
Scarlet: "Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood."
Cress: "Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they are plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who has only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she is being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she has just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice."
Winter: "Princess Winter, admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, teams up with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, to defeat Queen Levana and find their happily ever afters."
Fairest: "Queen Levana is a ruler who uses her 'glamour' to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told . . . until now."
Heartless: "In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester."
“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” (from Cress)
“'But hoping,' he said, 'is how the impossible can be possible after all.'” (Heartless)
“She would be brave. She would be heroic. She would make her own destiny.” (Winter)