The Lunar Chronicles12 books in series
Cyborgs, evil queens, the plague and an epic battle to save Earth; they’re the fairy tales of your childhood - but not like you know them.
Linh Cinder, a cyborg born into a life of servitude, is a gifted mechanic with little memory of her past. Blamed for her stepsister’s illness, tormented by her stepmother and caught up in a tumultuous love story with the striking Prince Kai, Cinder must summon all her courage for the challenges ahead. Through The Lunar Chronicles, you’ll see her forge friendships with an array of familiar characters inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White and more. Will this series have a happily ever after ending? Not if the evil Queen Levana can help it.
Allow Rebecca Soler’s passionate delivery of The Lunar Chronicles to whisk you away to a land where cyborgs, princesses and interstellar rivalries are rife. Her emotive performance is filled with excitement and drama, as she switches smoothly between the bitter tones of Queen Levana and the innocent inflexion of Cinder. Having scooped numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards over her career, Soler effortlessly draws you into this vivid battle of good versus evil with her stellar delivery.
Marissa Meyer’s ended up writing a 150,000-word draft for Cinder within one month for a NaNoWriMo contest. Despite the speed at which she created the first instalment of The Lunar Chronicles, her fleshed-out characters, research and thrilling story gained immediate praise and was released officially in 2012. Unlike the central characters of traditional fairy tales, Meyer’s actively empowered her female protagonists, making them a hit with modern-day teens.
Featured on both the New York Times and USA Today’s best seller lists, Meyer’s series was an instant hit. Entertainment Weekly called the first book in The Lunar Chronicles 'An interesting mash-up of fairy tales and science fiction...a cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars'.