The Little Android: A New Lunar Chronicles Companion Story

Posted on: 28th Jan 2014  /   Categorized: Cinder

Little Android


My newest short story, “The Little Android,” was released yesterday on WattPad! It was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” and is set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.


(It also features a cameo from a much-beloved cyborg!)


When Mech6.0, an unimportant android, saves the life of a handsome hardware engineer, her body is destroyed and a glitch is discovered in her programming. Androids aren’t meant to develop unpractical reasoning or near-emotional responses . . . let alone fall in love.




And true to fandom form, the Tumblr inspiration boards are already popping up! Check out this beautiful one from MocaMittel.




  1. adele commented on:

    YAY! Love this story. I was hoping there’d be a new post. When will you release “Levena’s Tale” ? Looking forward to that one a lot!

  2. Sarah G. commented on:

    I love the cover art or whatever that is! So cool.

  3. adele commented on:

    I am now a member of wattpad and have a novel on there. i’m trying to have fans and comments and spread the word. go to search the draft by adele west and bingo! Please comment.

  4. Alazia commented on:

    I loved the bittersweet ending. :,) For a second I thought it was gonna be Iko…now I’m super curious about escort droids! *laughs*

  5. Katherine commented on:

    Will we be able to download this like Glitches and The Queen’s Army?

  6. s. g. commented on:

    I hate the ending. I ran out of tissues. Hate the fancy cyborg girl and LOVE, LOVE the cinder element. How can you have such awesome IDEAS?

  7. Monique commented on:

    Great job! I read it yesterday and it was awesome. I was kind of thrown off for a second cause I (for some strange reason) thought it was going to be based on The Little Mermaid story that I was used to, but then I quickly realized you were basing it on the original story. Great Idea!!! 😀 It was a fantastic read!

  8. memyselfandbooks commented on:

    I don’t know how you can take original tales and turn them into these awesome stories. I love how you added in Cinder too.

  9. Sarah commented on:

    I loved this! So sweet, and the ending was absolutely perfect. I like that you went with the original version of the fairy tale instead of the better-known Disney version.

  10. ivette flores commented on:

    a very nice retelling of the little mermaid. Though, I wish Star and Wing ended up together. I was just confused at the last part. Did Star and Miko change their faces so Miko could stay with Wing? My mind was full of what ifs after reading the stories. I read it two times.

  11. Tabitha commented on:

    This story is fabulous! I was familiar with the original fairy tale, so I knew how it was going to end, and yet I still cheered for Mech6. But when the end came, it felt so natural and perfect, and my heart went out to her. Awesome. One of the best retellings I’ve ever read. Thank you!!

  12. Mikayla J. commented on:

    I was sooo confused at first because I thought it was going to be about Iko, and then it said she met Cinder at the market and I was so confused lol. But now I get that this is showing that Iko is not the only android developing feelings and stuff. So cool!

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  14. Cinder Linh commented on:

    Oh my stars! I was about to cry in the end. So sweet! Marissa Meyer you rock! You are incredibly talented!



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