The Compulsive Reader: Looking Ahead: Marissa Meyer and Cinder!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Looking Ahead: Marissa Meyer and Cinder!

Looking Ahead is a feature in which new upcoming books and their authors are featured! Take a minute to read the interview, get to know them, read about their book(s), and find them on the internet!

First up, we have Marissa Meyer and her book, Cinder!

TCR: Can you describe your book in 10 words or less?

MM: A futuristic fairy tale in which Cinderella is a cyborg.

TCR: What surprised you the most about the publishing process?

MM: How bipolar it is! (For lack of a better word.) There have been months that are crazy busy and exciting, with news and reveals and foreign rights sales and interviews and my head will be spinning . . . and then there will be months during which absolutely. nothing. happens. It's bizarre!

TCR: How did you react when you first saw your book cover?

MM: I LOVE my cover! I think it's absolutely gorgeous and so eye-catching. I was really surprised by the red shoe (spoiler alert: there are no red shoes in the book . . . or glass ones, for that matter), but it captures the concept of the book perfectly and I can't wait to see it on the shelves.

TCR: Where can we stay up to date on what's going on with you and your book?

MM: I blog at http://marissameyer.livejournal.com, and I hope to reveal a spiffy web site (marissameyer.com) this fall.

Cinder will be on shelves January 3rd, 2012, but you can pre-order it!

More about Marissa:

Marissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her fiancé and their two cats. She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf...) and will take any excuse to put on a costume. Cinder is the first in a four-part series called The Lunar Chronicles.

I'm excited for Cinder, and the other books in the series! How about you?


Anonymous said...

This just sounds too awesome for words. I love retellings and I can honestly say I have never heard of anything that even comes close to this. So I'm very exited for it :D

LinWash said...

I love that premise! Cinder is already on my wish list.

Rachael Stein said...

thank you so much for posting this!! I love Marissa (and I don't even really know her).

I can't wait for you to actually read CINDER!!

Ellie (The Reading Girl) said...

Ever since I saw this book I've been dying to read it! It all sounds so original and bizarre and exciting. Plus it's a whole series! Definitely going on my pre- order list!

Has this author written any other books?

Katie said...

I have heard a lot about this on other blogs as well and it sounds like an interesting book. Can't wait to find out more about it.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Ellie: No, this is her first book.

Morgan Penn said...

I just bought this book this evening before seeing a movie with my dad ( without knowing who this author was or what this book was about, i just liked the cover) and i must say it is in the top 5 books i have ever read i started in the car ride home and i didnt put it down till i finished i am completely in love with this book ( and with kai )and i was almost in tears when i realized this was a new book and i wouldnt get the next one till next year, i will be diligently waiting for scarlet to come out so i can devour it <3 marrisa meyer has a new biggest fan >.<