Bid for CRESS and Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief (Auction #1)

Posted on: 15th Nov 2013  /   Categorized: Cress


Thank you to everyone who bid, and congrats to Alice who won with a jaw-dropping $555! THANK YOU!



You are looking at the blog post for Auction #1. View Auction #2 here.


Unless you’ve been busy exploring the outer rims of the galaxy lately, you have no doubt heard of Super Typhoon Haiyan and the horrendous havoc it has caused in the Philippines. The death toll has reached over 10,000 and … it’s just really, really bad. My heart goes out to everyone in the Philippines and everyone who has friends and family who have been impacted by this storm, and of course to all the Lunar Chronicles fans and readers who are experiencing such a terrible, life-altering disaster.


It’s easy to think that there isn’t much you can do to help people when you live on the other side of the world from them, but we know that isn’t true. Our monetary donations to organizations like Global Giving or NAFCON can help bring much-needed food and supplies to the people who have lost everything.


With that in mind, I’m hosting two auctions – each with the same prize lot – and all proceeds will be given to Global Giving’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund.



The Auction

Phillipines auction

You are bidding on a single prize pack that includes the following items:


– 1 signed ARC of CRESS: Book Three of the Lunar Chronicles

– 1 limited-edition Lunar Chronicles messenger bag

– 1 Scarlet watermelon-flavored lipgloss

– 3 signed Marissa Meyer book plates

– 4 temporary tattoos

– 2 Scarlet stickers



Note: This is IT guys. With the exception of the ARC reserved for the Write Like Crazy challenge winner, these are my last ARCs of Cress.



How to Bid

Comment to this blog post with your bid amount. This auction is open internationally, but all bids must be in US dollars.


(IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are reading this from a GoodReads or Amazon feed, please click-through and bid on my actual blog at, otherwise your bids will be ignored.)


Auction #1 will end on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m. PST.


Auction #2 will end on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. PST.



Claiming Your Prize


I will contact the winning bidders within 24 hours of the auction ending. The highest bidders in each auction will have three days to donate the bid amount directly to the Global Giving Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund and send me the confirmation of their donation, along with their mailing address.

I will then match the final amounts of both auctions with my own donation to the relief fund, and send out your prize.



Donating and Other Auctions

If you would like to donate to the relief fund separate from these auctions, you can do so here:


If you would like to bid on more awesome YA goodies to help the people impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, check out these auctions:

YALLFEST for the Philippines: YALLfest is auctioning off prizes from this year’s festival authors (including a signed set of Legend, Prodigy, and Champion by Marie Lu!). 100% of proceeds go to NAFCON.

Authors for Philippines: This site is being run out of the UK and you’ll have to use a currency calculator to place your bids, but there are a TON of amazing prizes – from signed books to manuscript critiques, so check it out. 100% of proceeds go to the Red Cross.


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  3. adele commented on:

    Have 30?40 bucks? Not enough though. i Pray that god helps those poor people.>

  4. Queza De Santi commented on:

    I won’t be auctioning, but I just wanted to say, on behalf of my fellow countrymen, to all the people who are/will donate, to all the authors participating in this, and most of all, to Marissa, THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH! <3

  5. Amna Mukhimar commented on:

    Hey Marissa .. thank you for the great initiative .. I’m from the UAE and I’m a big BIG fan to the point where words can’t even be just in expressing it !!

    I’m placing 220$ (using as converter hhh)

    Hopefully I’ll get my 1st ever signed treats ..

    But tell you what .. if I don’t get selected .. promise you’ll visit us in the United Arab Emirates when “Winter” is released ?? I’d love to meet you some day <3

    Take care .. and my prayers are with our friends in Philippines…

  6. Denise commented on:

    Hi, sadly I cannot buy this as I am in college and I just finished paying some fees. But my parents have been donating.


  7. Michelle Sedeño commented on:

    Aww, thanks for your help Marissa! We may not be part of those who were affected by the typhoon, but every Filipinos are very thankful to everyone who’s helping our country. God bless you!

  8. Samantha R commented on:

    I’ll bid $240. (I still need to work out the Australian conversion rate, but I don’t mind how much it eventually works out to as it’s such a good cause.)

  9. Amna Muhkhimar commented on:

    Samantha R .. you can use what I use “”

    $250 ..

  10. Alice M commented on:

    This is awesome. Normally I can never enter these things cause you need to be a US resident. Plus it’s a great cause.


  11. Amna Mukhimar commented on:

    TT~TT passed my limit .. oh well .. I’ll donate anyways .. support the cause ppl .. and congrats in advance to whomever gets it .. Dear Marrisa .. P.L.E.A.S.E come to the UAE :'(

    love you all

  12. Kelly T commented on:

    Thank you for doing this! My bid is $365. Thanks again!

  13. Alice M commented on:

    Cress Cress Cress Cress Cress Cress Cress!!!

    Ahem… I may be slightly too excited.


  14. adele commented on:

    You finally figured out the swag for cress!

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