27 July 2015

Author Spotlight: Marissa Meyer

Name: Marissa Meyer

About Author: Marissa Meyer is a young adult author best known for her Lunar Chronicles series, a fantastic set of novels loosely based around famous fairy-tales. Before her introduction to the world of young-adult fiction, Meyer originally wrote Sailor Moon fan fiction under the pen name of Alicia Blade.

She developed the idea for the Lunar Chronicles while writing a futuristic version of Puss in Boots for a NaNoWriMo competition that took place in 2008. In addition to the Lunar Chronicles, Meyer is contracted to write another series based on Alice in Wonderland. The first book Heartless is set to release in the fall of this year.


Published Works:

  • The Lunar Chronicles 
    • Cinder (2012)
    • Scarlet (2013)
    • Cress (2014)
    • Winter (2015)
    • Fairest: Levana's Story (2015)
My Recommendation: Although I have only read Cinder, I can truly say that Marissa Meyer has a gift for writing fairy-tale re-telling's with a futuristic twist. Her writing is continuously engaging, fast-paced, and entertaining. There wasn't a moment when reading Cinder that I was bored or felt like the story was moving slow. If you are truly interested in books that focus on fairy-tales, but also contain fast-paced adventures. I would highly suggest looking no further than Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles

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