6 Social Networks, 6 Ways to #WinRenegades!

Posted on: 21st Aug 2017  /   Categorized: Giveaways

Two things happened this weekend.

1. I joined Instagram. (Because… peer pressure.)

2. I got my box of RENEGADES ARCs! Which means… it is time for me to start giving them away!



In honor of my being apparently the last person on the planet to join the Instagram bandwagon, I wanted to do a big #WinRenegades giveaway across all my social media pages. And I thought I’d start by saying –




Thanks to everyone who has followed, liked, favorited, or commented in support of me and my books over the past six years. I know I’ve been really quiet on the social networks lately (for which I mostly blame babies), but I so appreciate all of your ongoing encouragement – the fanart, the beautiful pictures, the kind words.


With that said, I am giving away one ARC for each of the social networks that I’m (somewhat) active on… and now, Instagram, too!



Read on for details on how to enter via each channel. Enter one or enter them all – it’s completely up to you!


Though not officially a social network, I’ve been connecting with readers via my blog since way back in my LiveJournal / fanfiction-writing days, and it remains one of my favorite ways to talk to you guys about my books and writing in general. Seriously, thank you for being here!

To enter, respond to this blog post and tell me:

What is your favorite type of content to see on this blog? (and/or) What sort of posts or information would you like to see more of?

Once you’ve commented, enter the Rafflecopter form below!



All you have to do is sign up, then enter via the Rafflecopter form. That’s it!

Subscribe at https://www.marissameyer.com/connect.



1. Tweet an answer to this question: What makes YOU a hero? (Or, if you must, a villain.)
2. Include the hashtag #WinRenegades
3. Enter the Rafflecopter form below!



I just posted about receiving the ARCs (hurrah!), and all you have to do is like or comment on it, then enter the Rafflecopter form below. Easy peasy!

My big box of RENEGADES ARCs has arrived!! Details on how you can #WinRenegades coming soon!

Posted by Marissa Meyer, YA Author on Monday, August 21, 2017



Re-pin at least one image from my RENEGADES inspiration board to any board of your choosing, and include the hashtag #WinRenegades. Then enter the Rafflecopter form below!



I hope all the above challenges were easy enough, because I’m going to expect a *bit* more for my very first Instagram giveaway.

Your mission:

Take your best #bookstagram / still-life photo or video featuring at least one of my books. Be artsy! Be creative! I’m new to this, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what you all do.

Include the hashtags #WinRenegades and #bookstagram.

Once you’re done, enter (you guessed it) the Rafflecopter form!

There will be TWO winners via Instagram: the entrant who took my personal favorite photo, plus one randomly selected winner.

Curious? Here is my first go at the bookstagram thing:

Aww, it's my first-ever #bookstagram! Also, a #WinRenegades giveaway is coming soon!

A post shared by Marissa Meyer (@marissameyerauthor) on


Each winner will receive a signed ARC of RENEGADES! Plus whatever pieces of random swag I have lying around.


Open Internationally! WOOT!

All entries must be submitted by Midnight PST on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Winners will be selected on Monday, August 28.

There will be Seven (7) winners total. Entries via blog comments, newsletter subscribers, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, plus one entry from Instagram, will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter. One additional Instagram entry will be hand-picked by Marissa.

Once winners have been contacted, they will have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize before a follow-up winner is chosen.


Good luck!



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Enter to win an ARC of RENEGADES!

Posted on: 14th Aug 2017  /   Categorized: Giveaways

Advance copies of RENEGADES have arrived!!!

And what’s more… Fierce Reads is hosting a sweepstakes and YOU could win one!


ENTER HERE! And good luck!!!

(International readers: As this giveaway is being hosted by my U.S. publisher, it is open to U.S. residents only. But stay tuned! I plan on hosting my own giveaway SOON, and you will have a chance to win one then!)

Alias “Clever Rogue” Reporting

Posted on: 27th Jul 2017  /   Categorized: Marketing & Promotion

Are you ready to become a superhero?

How about a supervillain?


Take the quiz to discover your superpower.


Choose your side.


Determine your alter ego.


Create your own trading card.



Enter to be a VIP Renegade at YallFest!

Posted on: 17th Jul 2017  /   Categorized: Events

It’s sweepstakes time!

Enter Here for your chance to win a trip to YallFest 2017, including front row tickets to all my events, a meet and greet with yours truly, and a really fun prize pack!


(As this promotion is being run through my U.S. Publisher, I’m afraid it is open to U.S. residents only.)



And check out my full Renegades Tour schedule here!

Because You Love To Hate Me – On Sale Now!

Posted on: 11th Jul 2017  /   Categorized: Anthologies

On Sale Now!



Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from . . .

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).


This anthology features my short story “The Sea Witch,” inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.”


Get Your Copy: IndieBound  |  Barnes and Noble   |  Books-A-Million   |  Indigo (Canada)


Going to San Diego Comic-Con?

Don’t miss the BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME panel!

(And check out my full SDCC schedule here.)


Renegades Tour Announced!

Posted on: 1st Jul 2017  /   Categorized: Events

Here’s where I’ll be this November. Hope to see many new and familiar faces!





Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Cincinnati, OH



Brookline Booksmith

Brookline, MA



Main Street Books

St. Charles, MO



Watermark Books

Wichita, KS


NOVEMBER 10 – 11


Charleston, SC



Quail Ridge Books

Raleigh, NC




Austin, TX



Books Inc.

San Francisco, CA



Third Place Books

Seattle, WA


The Lunar Chronicles Pronunciation Guide

Posted on: 19th Jun 2017  /   Categorized: Cinder

Due to popular request, I am finally getting around to creating a brief little pronunciation guide for all those lingering uncertainties!


I hope I’ve captured all the big ones here, but if there’s one I missed, please leave it in the comments. I’ll attempt to check back on this post from time to time and make sure it’s updated.


Adri: ah-DREE (Hindi)


Aimery: EM-mer-ee
Note: I say EM, as opposed to AIM, because I knew a guy named Aimery in high school and that’s how he pronounced it, but I have heard it both ways. And no, the character was not based off that guy, I just thought it was a cool name.


Benoit: ben-WAH (French)


Channary: CHAN-ner-ee (Cambodian)


Dataran: da-TAR-en
Note: I’ve been unable to find the ‘official’ pronunciation of this name, but this is how I’ve always said it. I think it’s a Malaysian name?


Erland: er-LAHND (rhymes with pond)
Note: One of the few purely made up names in the book, Erland is an anagram for his Lunar name, Darnel.


Farafrah: far-AH-frah
Note: Inspired by a real place in Egypt; sometimes spelled “Farafra.”


Fateen: fay-TEEN (Arabic)
Note: Some sources I see have one syllable for ‘teen,’ which is how I pronounce it, but some sources seem to give it an extra hitch, i.e. tee-EN. Do any Arabic speakers know for sure?


Garan: GAR-en (in which GAR rhymes with car)
Note: This is a name I thought I’d made up (therefore I also got to make up the pronunciation). I later learned that this is in fact an old Gaelic name, but I believe there it’s pronounced GAER-in… or something like that.


Iko: EE-ko
Note: I’ve always said EE-ko, as the name was inspired by the Japanese language, but the audiobook narrator says I-ko (or EYE-ko), so I’ll accept both.


Jacin: JAY-sin (rhymes with basin; or exactly like the name Jason)


Jael: JAY-el


Kai: Ky (rhymes with sky)


Kaito: Ky-TOE (long I, long O)


Kesley (Ze’ev Kesley, Maha Kesley): KES-lee
Note: Pronounced exactly how it looks, but I’ve noticed lots of readers misread it as “Kelsey.”


Letumosis: let-oo-MO-sis


Levana: le-VAHN-ah (rhymes with Donna)


Linh: linn (like the name Lynn)


Nainsi: NAIN-see (in which NAIN rhymes with plain)


Peony: I say PEE-uh-nee, but some people say pee-OH-nee, and that’s fine, too. (A peony is a type of flower.)


Ran: Pronounced like the verb “ran” / rhymes with “tan”


Rieux: ree-OO
Note: Scarlet’s hometown was inspired by a real town called Rieux-Volvestre in southern France, and it turns out I’ve been pronouncing it wrong all these years! (I’ve been saying “Roo.”) Thanks to the commenter for correcting me.


Rikan: ree-KAHN


Ryu: ree-OO
Note: It was not intentional on my part for this name to sound like Scarlet’s hometown of Rieux, but let’s go ahead and assume there’s actually some deep metaphorical meaning there. *wink*


Sybil: SIH-bul


Thaumaturge: THAHM-ah-terj
Note: I did not make this word up! I heard it for the first time in one of those Word-a-Day calendars while I was writing CINDER. It technically means “a magician.”


Ze’ev: zeh-EHV (Hebrew)
Note: This one is really tricky for us Americans, so here is a recording of someone saying the name.


Start reading RENEGADES!

Posted on: 23rd May 2017  /   Categorized: Marketing & Promotion

Has this been a month for reveals, or what? And they keep on coming!



(If you’ve been following along, you might know that this story started out a trilogy… then became a stand-alone. Well, now it’s back up to two books, and I’m 99% certain I’ve got it nailed down, HA! This definitely feels like the right course for Adrian and Nova’s story and I cannot WAIT to share it with you!)

Which is all to say… look for RENEGADES Part II (Title TBD) in Fall 2018!

2: Yesterday, Fierce Reads unveiled the brand new Universe of Marissa Meyer web site*!! (And it’s sooooo pretty!)


Check it out to learn more about my books, from TLC to Renegades!


3: As part of the big reveal, Fierce Reads is giving a sneak peek of RENEGADES! Sign up here to read the first chapters.




* The Universe of Marissa Meyer is still separate from this web site (marissameyer.com), which will continue to host my personal blog and newsletter.

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