SCARLET was #4 on the New York Times Bestsellers Young Adult List during its debut week! On the extended list, CINDER came in at #14!
Cinder made the following “Best Books of 2012″ lists:
From Booklist (December 15, 2012):
★ Scarlet. Meyer, Marissa (Author) Feb 2013. 464 p. Feiwel and Friends, hardcover, $17.99. (9780312642969).
Cinder, the beautiful lunar cyborg mechanic, is back, this time in what initially appears to be parallel story lines with Scarlet, the granddaughter of a former military pilot turned farmer in the small town of Rieux, France.
After her midnight fall down the palace steps and her imprisonment, Cinder is a media sensation, escaping the New Beijing prison with Captain Carswell Thorne, a handsome if rather clueless petty thief. Scarlet, on the other hand, is trying desperately to gain the police’s attention. Her grandmother has disappeared, surely in danger; the officers speculate that the eccentric old woman has wandered off. Only when Scarlet meets the violent yet attractive Wolf, an alpha human with animal instincts, is she on the trail of her beloved Grand’Mere and a trajectory that intersects with Cinder’s attempt to save the earth by foiling Lunar Queen Levana’s marriage to Emperor Kai.
It’s another Marissa Meyer roller coaster ride, part science fiction/fantasy, part political machination with a hint of romance. Readers will be pushed into a horrific alternate universe where violence, especially mind manipulation and control, create ethical and life-threatening situations for both teens. With at least one more Lunar Chronicle to come, the suspense continues. And which fairy tale will Meyer morph next?
— Frances Bradburn
From Publisher’s Weekly:
★ Scarlet. Marissa Meyer. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (464p) ISBN 978-0-312-64296-9
Returning fans of Meyer’s Cinder will gladly sink their teeth into this ambitious, wholly satisfying sequel. Linh Cinder has learned that she is Princess Selene, a Lunar who was supposedly murdered by her treacherous and powerful aunt, Queen Levana, but in fact survived. Meanwhile on Earth, Scarlet Benoit and her former military pilot grandmother, now smalltown farmers in France, have recently become the target of a ruthless pack of wolflike humans who, if they don’t get the information they want, will probably kill them. Meyer’s plot is intricate and elaborate as she leaps between Cinder’s and Scarlet’s narratives, leaving readers anticipating their eventual intersection. Scarlet is a headstrong and loyal heroine, determined to save her grandmother (who has gone missing) while reluctantly falling for the protective but bloodthirsty Wolf, who might have been hired to kill her—or might be in love with her. Meyer portrays each scene with precision and rising tension, leaving readers with another mesmerizing journey. The third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cress, is scheduled for 2014. Ages 12–up. Agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (Feb.)
SCARLET is now available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or (most likely) your local bookstore! Official release date is February 5, 2013.
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The cover for SCARLET: Book Two of the Lunar Chronicles was revealed in USAToday, along with an author interview and excerpt from Chapter Two.
CINDER was chosen as one of Publisher’s Weekly 2012 Flying Starts: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/52855-spring-2012-flying-starts.html
Catching the Summer Book-Buying Wave: “Bookseller Dave Richardson at Blue Marble Books in Fort Thomas, Ky., who describes himself as “a big fan” of Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, predicted that book one of the Lunar Chronicles, a January release, will be discovered this summer.”
“This is the year of the fairy-tale adaptation, from dueling Snow White movies to Grimm and Once Upon a Time. But quite possibly the most memorable take on fairy-tale archetypes isn’t on any screen yet — it’s Cinder, the cyborg Cinderella story by new author Marissa Meyer.”