Marissa Meyer is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles series. Cinder (#1) and Scarlet (#2)
Thank you Marissa for taking the time to answer some questions for us.
This is tough, because there are parts of both books that were a lot of fun to write, and other parts that were a struggle. But in general I'd say I had more fun with SCARLET, because it has more characters in it (Scarlet, Wolf, and Captain Thorne, in addition to Cinder, Kai, and the rest), and I really love seeing them all play off each other in entertaining ways. Plus, because there are two dueling plots throughout most of the book, when I got stuck on one, I could just switch to the other!
So far there are 4 books in the series. How many books do you plan on writing for the lunar chorincles series?
The series will end after four books, but I've also written a couple short prequel stories (titled "Glitches" and "The Queen's Army") that are available for e-reader downloads, and I would love to write more. In particular, I have an idea for a prequel novelette surrounding the evil queen that I'd really love to write someday.
Kai or Wolf? Personally Wolf hit all the right places for me :) Yummy
Why thank you! I love ALL my leading men, for very different reasons. As I've just finished writing Book 3, CRESS, I actually think Captain Thorne is my favorite at the moment. He really shines in Book 3. :)
Can you tell us which other fairytales you will be retelling throughout the series?
Book 3: CRESS is inspired by Rapunzel, except my Rapunzel is trapped in a satellite orbiting Earth instead of a tower. Book 4: WINTER is based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
As of this time are you currently working on anything besides the Lunar Chronicles?
I finished the first draft of a YA fantasy novel during National Novel Writing Month last year and my agent and I are going to be submitting that to my publisher any day now. I'm having a lot of fun with it and can't wait to tell readers what it's about!
What was your last favorite read?
Oh gosh, I read a lot of great books in 2012! My most recent favorite was "The Near Witch" by Victoria Schwab. Haunting, romantic, and suspenseful!
Read the first chapter of SCARLET: Book Two of the Lunar Chronicles.
Coming Febuary 2013. Now available for pre-order.
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