Cress Cover Revealed!! (+ A Lunar Chronicles Pinterest Contest!)

Posted on: 31st Jul 2013  /   Categorized: Cress

GO HERE GO HERE GO HERE! to see the exclusive cover art reveal from!


Plus a brand new teaser excerpt!


And an interview with yours truly!



I am SO ENAMORED with this cover, and I hope you all love it too. Please comment on the article and let me know what you think!


The rumor is that it will also be in this weekend’s print issue of USAToday, if you’re wanting a special keepsake. *squee!*


And here is a new chance for you to win an advance copy!


The Lunar Chronicles Pinterest Contest


Are you on Pinterest, or have you been looking for a reason to sign up? Well here it is!


Create a Lunar Chronicles-inspired Pinterest Board for your chance to win a signed advance copy of CRESS.


How to Enter


1. Create a board on Pinterest with a theme that in some way relates to the Lunar Chronicles. Do you want to make a New Beijing recipe board? An awesome cyborg technology board? A moon-themed fashion board? Be creative! Anything goes!


2. In the description of the board, explain how the board’s theme relates to the Lunar Chronicles.


3. Pin away!




– There must be at least 10 pins in order to be qualified for the contest.


– ONE of those pins must be the CRESS cover, which you can re-pin directly from here. (That said, the cover does not have to otherwise relate to your board’s theme.)


4. Follow me at and then tag me in ONE pin on your board. This is how I will know to enter your board in the contest finalists. Please do not tag me more than once or invite me to pin to the board.


4. Due to silly Pinterest rules, I am changing the method for submitting your board. Instead, please send the link/URL of your board through the contact form on my web site:


And that’s it!




– All entries must be received by midnight PST, August 31, 2013.


– I will collect all entries on my Pinterest page so that fans can view and enjoy.


– I will post the finalists of my choice, with links, here on the blog in early September. Finalists will be chosen based on originality and creativity. Readers will vote to determine the final winners.


– TWO winners will each receive a signed ARC of CRESS: Book Three of the Lunar Chronicles.


– Open internationally!


Good luck!



  1. Hazel commented on:

    I knew it about Thorne going for Cress but the cover seems to stray from the other book covers theme. Why does she have a naked back? But the hair coloring was creative. A thought on Winter is why does she choose not to use her powers for good instead? Oh it makes her go to sleep without the poison apple? It just sounds useless/weak. Or does being on the moon somehow make Lunars turn bad inevitable? Its like another Cinder but on the moon.

  2. Isabel commented on:

    I love the cover so much! Sadly, I don’t have a Pinterest. I’m off to beg my dad to let me make one!

  3. Shay commented on:

    I love the exerpt!!!! I’m going on pinterist now to get started!!! i can’t wait till cress comes out!!!

  4. Your Name commented on:

    Hazel, Cress does not have a naked back, she’s wearing a tan tank top. And don’t assume your predictions are right and certainly don’t insult the books before you’ve even read them. >.<

  5. Su Williams commented on:

    Marissa, I love it! It’s totally beautiful! Looking forward to next installment in the Lunar Chronicles.
    Dare to Dream!

  6. am2142 commented on:

    EEP!!!!! I love the cover AND the excerpt!!!!! I can’t wait for Cress and Winter. Keep up the good work. I hope they make movies of the whole series!!

  7. KAREN commented on:

    Beautiful cover! I did my pinterest board but not sure how to tag on Pinterest. 🙁

  8. Mime commented on:

    Teaser excerpt? That’s the most accurate thing I’ve ever heard. I’m dying. Seriously. Dying. I can’t wait to Feburary. Check my fan. I’m going into cardiac arrest.

  9. Annabeth C. commented on:

    I am literally dying right now. That’s how excited I am. And then I’ll be reincarnated as a unicorn (what? Unicorns are epic) so I can read the books when they come out.
    The cover is absolutely beautiful, by the way, but it was the teaser excerpt that gave me a stroke. Why, oh why is February so far away?!
    I’ve just signed up for Pinterest. If, by some miracle, I win an ARC, I will be the happiest human being ever to have lived. And then I’ll probably read it in two days and despair over the fact that Winter is coming out in 2015. But…whatever! You only live once. Unless you’re reincarnated, then you live more than once. This is making no sense.

  10. Heather commented on:

    I LOVED the cover! So amazing and pretty. I’m also very excited about the Pinterest challenge. I’m already addicted to Pinterest and now I have a real reason to be on there for hours without my boyfriend can’t say I’m wasting my time on there. 🙂

    Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! Good luck ya’ll!

  11. Heather commented on:

    And the chapter preview… These books just keep getting better and better! You’re doing an amazing job Marissa. I can’t wait to see your next project, I know it will be just as amazing!

  12. lisa commented on:

    Aw. i just saw this. i didnt do it on time. Can u still look at mine please? i’d really appreciate it. i love the lunar chronicles so much.

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  14. tiddly commented on:

    And with a single paragraph, you have convinced me to join Pinterest.

  15. Ashley commented on:

    Just FYI, she’s not naked. Look at her neck/shoulder. You can clearly see a strap for her shirt.

  16. Vanessa commented on:

    Oh my god, the cover is just beautiful. I love it! I just want to read Cress already, I CANNOT wait till February to read this, it’s too far! I just finished reading Scarlet, and it was beyond amazing. *excited* Time to make a Pinterest!

  17. Joni Patterson commented on:

    So it’s a little early in the morning right now and my dad is still asleep- but I’m trying so hard not to squeal with glee right now!!! I LOVE the cover for Cress!!! It just may be my favorite so far of the US covers. So pretty… *pauses a moment to gaze at the beautifulness…* And the interview! So many exciting snippets you’ve shared… I can’t wait can’t wait! You’ve no idea how excited I am!!!! (Though maybe all the exclamation points are a hint? ^.^)

  18. Vyki @ On The Shelf commented on:

    This cover is very gorgeous and my favorite so far! I can’t wait to read this book!

  19. Jeana commented on:

    The cover is amazing, as are the excerpts. 😛 WHY MUST YOU TORTURE US THIS WAY?

  20. Emma Blyth commented on:

    hey got my fingers crossed for the pinterest contest..xD

    question – can you enter more than one board?

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