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The Lunar Chronicles #1 [Cinder (2012), Scarlet (2013), Cress (2014), Fairest (2015), Winter (2015)]
Marissa Meyer
Dystopia, fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Feiwel and Friends
January 3rd 2012

Plot Summary: 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.


ISBN: 0312641893 (ISBN13: 9780312641894)

Language: English

Other books in the series: Cinder (2012), Scarlet (2013), Cress (2014), Winter (2015)

Additional books in the series: Fairest (2015), Stars Above (2016), Wires and Nerve: Volume 1, The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book

Short stories: 
The Keeper: This tells of how Michelle Benoit received and protected Selene for eight years
Glitches: This is about Cinder coming to live with her new family at age 11
The Queen’s Army: This covers Wolf and his brother Ran’s past before Scarlet.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: This tells the backstory of the ‘Kate Fallow incident’ mentioned in Cress
After Sunshine Passes By: This tells of 9-year-old Cress being moved from the dormitories to the Satellite
The Princess and The Guard: This is about Winter and Jacin’s friendship during childhood
The Little Android: This is a retelling of the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid”
The Mechanic: This is simply chapter 1 of ‘Cinder’ as told from Kai’s perspective
Something Old, Something New: This short story is set about 2 years after Winter, and tells the lives of the friends during Scarlet’s Wedding

Other books by the author: Heartless

Literary Awards: Kalbacher Klapperschlange for Altersgruppe 7. – 9. Klasse (2015), Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award Nominee for Young Adults (2014), Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2014), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2012), Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera perteneciente a saga (2012)

Adaptation: CINDER is based on Cinderella. Scarlet is based on Little Red Riding Hood. Cress is based on Rapunzel. Winter is based on Snow White. Fairest is a prequel to the other books in the series, telling the backstory and past of Queen Levana and is based on the Evil Queen from Snow White.

Series Introduction: The Lunar Chronicles is a tetralogy of young adult fantasy novels written by American author Marissa Meyer. Each book entails a new take on an old fairy tale, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. The story takes place in a futuristic world where humans, cyborgs, androids and a race of moon colonists all coexist.





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  • Anshul Shokeen

    Super intersting.
    I’ll read this book ASAP🤓
    And way to go riya❤

  • nitin7

    It sounds like fairytale 2.0 xD

  • Ritika Kumar

    Looking forward to read this one. 😍

  • Anshul Sagar

    Waiting for your review about this😍