I recently finished reading Cinder, the first book in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles. The series re-imagines fairy tales into a sci-fi world with cyborgs and aliens from the Moon.
Cinder is a re-telling of Cinderella in which our princess turns out to be a cyborg who’s making a living as a mechanic. I enjoyed reading Cinder a lot, so I’m in for the rest of the series.
The cover for the second book was recently revealed along with a summary and an excerpt.
Book two, Scarlet, is based on Little Red Riding Hood. It continues Cinder’s story as she attempts to escape Queen Levana’s vengeance and learn more about her past. The story also introduces readers to Scarlet, a girl living in southern France whose grandmother has mysteriously disappeared. In order to find her, Scarlet seeks the help of Wolf, a street fighter with more than a few mysteries of his own.
Publication Date: 2013
There are two more books planned after Scarlet : Cress (based on Rapunzel), which is due in 2014, and Winter (based on Snow White), due in 2015.