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The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Cinder Cover Reveal

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cover Talk: Cinder Cover Reveal

Author Marissa Meyer is doing something that I think is pretty awesome: she's writing a four book series called The Lunar Chronicles, which takes classic fairy tales and re-imagines them in a sci-fi setting far into the future. So. Unbelievably. Awesome.

The first book is going to be Cinder (based off of...you guessed...Cinderella), and it will be released in January! The cover reveal was today on the MacKids blog, where they were posting some pretty funny "rejected" covers. But, here is the final cover:



What do you all think? I like the leg with all the mechanical bits and the red shoe...I just am not a fan of the title font. However, despite the fact that I am a cover junkie, this one sounds better than it looks, and I'm excited for it! Here's the description:
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. In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.
Also, thanks to Rachael, blogger at thebookmuncher.com and marketing intern extraordinaire at Macmillan, for basically hyping me up all day long with her emails about how awesome this book is!

10 comments:

bookmania said...

Love the idea. I've been waiting for something like this. I love the traditional fairy tales but by combining it with sci-fi is a great idea. Thanks for the post.

Clavie said...

The idea of this book sounds terrific, ;) I love fairy tale retellings and this is definitely a new take :)

The Book Muncher said...

haha, you're welcome! And thanks for posting the cover ;) I think it's my goal in life to have everyone read this book

Cecelia said...

Agree with you that this one sounds cooler than it looks - and it sounds REALLY good. Thanks for introducing me to it!

Uomo di Speranza said...

I have always thought that combining polar opposites-such as a science fiction world with fairytales-makes for the most interesting books because of a human desire for diversity. Do you think so too?

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The book girl said...

I adore fairy tales-- but adding a sci-fi feel to them? Amazing! I wonder how she'll pull it off. I haven't seen this on any other blogs, just yours, but the cover is stunning. The red of the shoe just pops. Definitely a book I'll pre-order in the future!

Kyla said...

I LOVE this idea. Wish I'd thought of it myself. It sounds like a great book, and I really like the cover. I can't wait to see what it's like after it's released.

Thanks for letting me know about this great reading opportunity. I really appreciate it! Have a great day, and happy reading!

thelibrarianreads said...

love the cover and love the idea. excited for the start of the series ;)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I'm seriously crazy about this one!

April said...

This sounds like it could be awesome. I will look for it in January!
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