This week, author Marissa Meyer joins the staff of Lytherus as our featured author of the week! Marissa’s debut novel Cinder is a New York Times bestseller, and the second book in the series, Scarlet, hits stores this week. These books have quickly become some of the best YA I’ve read, they’re so creative and well-written.
For those of you unfamiliar with Cinder, here’s a synopsis:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Marissa was kind enough to answer some questions for us, as well as write up a special guest blog post which we’ll post in a few days. There will also be reviews of her books and giveaways too! Here’s what’s on the docket for the week:
- Monday (February 4th): Intro to the feature week
- Tuesday (February 5th): Reviews of Cinder and Scarlet
- Wednesday (February 6th): Giveaway of CINDER and SCARLET!
- Thursday (February 7th): Exclusive interview with Marissa
- Friday (February 8th): Exclusive guest post from Marissa
We’re also incredibly excited to announce that the following authors will be joining us for featured author weeks in the near future:
- Gail Carriger, author of the PARASOL PROTECTORATE series, will join us the week of February 11th for her new book, Etiquette & Espionage
Looking for more to read? View our past archive of featured authors, with a stellar lineup including Christopher Paolini, Rachel Hartman, Lev Grossman, Stefan Bachmann, Colleen Houck, and more!