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Cinder

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ISBN-10: 1250007208

ISBN-13: 9781250007209

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marissa Meyer

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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 Meyer onCinder, writing, and leading menWhich of your characters is most like you?I wish I could say that I’m clever and mechanically minded like Cinder, but no—I can’t fix anything. I’m much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo inCinderand then takes a more starring role in the third book. She’s a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it’s needed most. I think we’d all like to believe we’d have that same inner strength if we ever needed it.Where do you write?I have a home office that I’ve decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I’ve collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days, I’ll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.If you were stranded on a desert island, which character fromCinderwould you want with you?Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We’d have just enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued.The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is calledScarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?Scarlet is awesome—she’s very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that’s a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she’s been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men inScarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren’t half bad either.)
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 1/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 4.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Marissa Meyer received a bachelor's degree in creative writing and children's literature from Pacific Lutheran University and a master's degree in publishing from Pace University. After graduation, she worked as an editor in Seattle before becoming a freelance typesetter and proofreader. Under the penname Alicia Blade, she wrote over forty Sailor Moon fanfics and a novelette entitled The Phantom of Linkshire Manor, which was published in the gothic romance anthology Bound in Skin. She is the author of The Lunar Chronicles.