Putting the Pieces Together

Posted on: 15th Mar 2016  /   Categorized: fanart

At the launch party for Stars Above last month, I received a most curious gift: four paper squares with some obscure artwork on them. They also came with a letter explaining that at each of the events on the Stars Above book tour I would receive yet more squares – so that, at the end of the tour, I would have 28 puzzle pieces that would make up one epic image.


Waiting for those squares and trying to piece together what I had after each event was one of the most fun book tour experiences I’ve ever had. It was like a scavenger hunt! And a birthday party! And getting cool fanart! All rolled into one!




It was such a joy trying to interpret each individual piece as they came (Look, it’s Winter! It’s Scarlet! I… have no idea what that is. OMG it’s Iko!!), and even more fun as the picture began to reveal itself.


And not only were each of the puzzle pieces colored by a different fan or blogger, but each contributor also wrote a personal message on the back of their piece:




Reading through your thoughts on the characters, world, and story of The Lunar Chronicles meant so much to me. I truly can’t express to the collaborators of this project how much I enjoyed receiving the pieces, reading your thoughtful words, and seeing the puzzle come together.




I’m just so touched by the thought and effort that went into this surprise project, and so happy to be able to share the completed puzzle with all my Lunartics today!





Seriously. How cool is that???



Thank you so much to all the contributors:




























And a particularly warm thank you to the coordinator of this project, Kat-Adara, who must have put so much time and thought into making it happen. Your organizational skills are astounding!


*squishes you all*


  1. Winxella commented on:

    Saw this on one of the artist’s DA’s a while back, but still, it’s amazing and beautiful! Great way to end the series

  2. Layanbookworm commented on:

    That is so awesome!! I wish was there to see you
    lunartic for ever

  3. Aimee commented on:

    Oh my goodness, that is AMAZING!! And so gorgeous! I’m getting emotional just looking at it

  4. CAKE commented on:

    I like how Iko is looking at Kai. . or, at I think she is. That idea is SO cool.
    Can’t wait for the book in 2017. Lunar Chronicles 4EVER.

  5. Allen Ng commented on:

    I can’t believe this is it. I kind of hate Stars Above for ending the series. This picture really makes you feel emotional.

  6. Kat Adara commented on:

    Awwe, I’m so glad that you liked it, Marissa <3 And woohoo! you did the puzzle 😀 Haha, it's kinda big when it's all together, lol. I'm SUPER excited to see how the graphic novels turn out :3

  7. DiGo commented on:

    That has to be the most beautiful thing ever… Who can blame me for wanting to be an author just for the sake of getting something like this..xD This is really making me emotional..

  8. Esmie commented on:


  9. Brittany @bookaddictsguide commented on:

    This was so much fun and it’s so amazing to see it all put together!! I’m so happy I was able to be a part of it!!

  10. Alison commented on:

    It’s so amazing how the different artists managed to get almost all the lines connected perfectly! and the colors matched too!!! I wish I had been part of this project!

  11. #Cress commented on:

    Those are all really cool but of course, my favorite is when they are all put together. I like Levana but wish it showed more of her face. Awesome! Love your books, Marissa, and especially love the characters Cress and Thorne! Can’t wait to read Stars Above!

  12. Hana Bilqisthi commented on:

    OMG it is so cool 😀

  13. vianney the crazy lunartic commented on:

    i wish you can come to Colorado for this book signing i missed your winter one last year but you are going to Utah…. but i still love you and your books! #lunarticforever

  14. Version commented on:

    Thanks my friend this is great and fantastic topic also is helpful i love this weblog so much.

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