Posts Categorized: Marissa Meyer

Dress the Part: Cress

Dress the Part: Cress

In Marissa Meyer’s Cress, sixteen-year-old Crescent Moon is a computer genius trapped in a satellite orbiting Earth. Her only companion is a computer program modeled on herself at ten years old. Her only visitor is the witch who imprisoned her seven years ago, and even the witch only stops by to deliver food and water and the latest computer hacking assignment from the Lunar Queen. Cress’s life basically sucks, and things are especially bleak for her, fashion-wise. She owns two dresses, and her favorite is three years old.  It has holes in it. She doesn’t have any shoes at all, so when she escapes her heavenly prison she has to make them herself–out of towels and her own braided hair. I know. Gross. So, so gross. BUT. Cress’s satellite lands in Africa, and she gets to see camels and desert and mountains and trees, and a million other things that… Read more »

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Literary Swoon: Marissa Meyer + Box of Romance giveaway

Literary Swoon: Marissa Meyer + Box of Romance giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Day Five of our 2013 Literary Swoon series. Every day we’re asking a different YA author to tell us: what’s your favorite romantic book scene?  Have you been swooning as hard as we have this week? Well, keep those pearls clutched, my darlings; Marissa Meyer, YA sci-fi author of Cinder and Scarlet (not to mention creator of the seriously swoontastic Wolf) is sharing her favorite scene from one of my personal favorites. Caution: here be spoilers! Marissa Meyer’s Favorite Romantic Book There are so many heart-wrenching, uber-romantic moments in YA fiction that it’s hard to choose a favorite, but when asked, I find myself always returning to Fire by Kristin Cashore.  In this book, Fire, the main character, is a “monster,” meaning she’s astoundingly beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that she can manipulate people and animals with her beauty. (If you’ve read my books, you know this… Read more »

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Scarlet: review & giveaway

Scarlet: review & giveaway

I read the first in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, just last week, and was enamored with Marissa Meyer’s imaginative and wholly original take on the Cinderella fairy tale (seriously, who gets sci-fi/fantasy with cyborgs and aliens and magic powers from that? SOMEONE AWESOME, obviously), and very much enjoyed the depth and humor she infused into the characters. But, there was still something missing for me. Some indefinable piece that could bump it up from, “wow, this is really great” to, “TELL ME MORE. IMMEDIATELY.” I’m pleased to tell you, my friends, Scarlet is that missing piece . With its higher stakes, intense action, and one hell of a big, (so hot it might be) bad (for your heart) Wolf, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. The sequel picks up right where Cinder left off, but from Scarlet’s point of view. She, as you might have imagined, is a red-headed,… Read more »

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