Tag: the lunar chronicles


What Fairytale Retelling Should You Read?

Want to be transported to a familiar yet different world? Love fairytales but wanna read something new?  Then a fairytale retelling is a perfect book for you to read right now. Luckily for you there are a lot of great books based on fairytales we know and love, all with a little twist that makes them unique. Take this quiz to find a fairytale retelling to place you in a world fit for you.


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Why We Love Marissa Meyer’s New Podcast

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, it feels like everyone and their mother has started a podcast, and Marissa Meyer is no exception. The author of The Lunar Chronicles, the Renegades trilogy, and Heartless, Marissa Meyer is a prominent figure in the YA industry. Though she says she’s had the idea for this podcast for some time now, the inaugural episode of The Happy Writer only recently premiered March 22nd. 

According to Meyer, The Happy Writer is “a podcast that helps readers find new books to enjoy, and writers find more joy in their words and process.” Each episode features Meyer interviewing a different author, while also discussing new book releases and the writing process. She hopes that her podcast can bring some joy to listeners during this hectic time.

Readers and writers alike will love The Happy Writer. Marissa Meyer’s cheerful attitude is contagious as she poses a variety of fun questions to the authors on her show, including Jessica Brody, Sandhya Menon, Intisar Khanani, and Elizabeth Eulberg. While many of these questions are focused on the author’s newest releases themselves, Meyer and her guests also discuss the writing process, maneuvering cancelled book tours, and overcoming obstacles in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. 


If you’re interested in some up and coming releases, this podcast is the perfect place to find them. Meyer will introduce you to numerous YA authors in addition to their past and present works. As for writers, hearing these authors talk about the making of their bestsellers, as well as navigating the coronavirus pandemic, is sure to inspire you. We don’t always get to see the behind-the-scenes of author life, but Meyer provides just that.

If you’re a Marissa Meyer fan like myself, or simply interested in YA authors, don’t miss out on The Happy Writer! You can find the podcast on her website, Spotify, or iTunes. You can also keep up with the podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. There are currently four episodes, with more to come.

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Which Lunar Chronicles Couple Are You?

If you’ve read Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, you’ve probably swooned over one or two (or five) of its characters. But which of its couples does your real-life romance match up with? Take this quiz to find out!



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Three Books About Aliens and #ThingsWeAreNeverMeantToKnow

Alright, so I don’t really think there’s stuff we’re not meant to know – vive la science! – but a lot of people were talking about aliens (and Monty Python – Twitter, never change), so here are some books about aliens to start knowing some things. Maybe. The truth is out there!

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

This is a great start for anyone who likes their sci-fi light and lush, with enough cyborgs, psychics, and space travel to satisfy more die-hard fans. Set in futuristic Beijing, this well wrought fairy tale retelling features plague, sisterhood, and a robot who’ll be your favorite character. What more could you want? Crime? Formal wear? A lost foot? All that and more, plus, your book hangover will be delayed for quite a while, because there are several excellent sequels and a delightful graphic novel companion series. And did I mention Cinder is a mechanic? She’s a mechanic. Heart eyes.


These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Quick question – are you ready to suffer? This is a good book, maybe even a great one, but it’s going to break your entire heart and not even be sorry. Two strangers, the only survivors of a massive spaceliner crash, try to find their way across an alien landscape to the ship’s wreckage and hope of rescue. An unlikely pair, an heiress and a former soldier must work together not only to survive harsh conditions on dwindling hope, but to discover the secrets of this planet, long hidden, and more lovely and terrible than they could have imagined. Like I said, this one’ll hurt, but read it anyway. It’s earned.


Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

Confession; this one’s from my TBR. But it’s at the top of the list! Brutal, large scale war against terrifying aliens, an intergalactic university, and the terrible pull of leaving the Earth behind. Clocking in at under a hundred pages, this is definitely a quick read, but don’t worry about being abandoned – it’s the first of three novellas. Plus, we always, always stan a heroine who’s good at math. Isn’t that the dream? Be good at math, and risk death to go to space school? Don’t boo me, I’m right.

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