Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.
In a vividly dark and fully imagined universe where special abilities are feared unless they can be strictly controlled and labeled, Meyer celebrates and subverts popular superhero tropes while mining the gray area between malevolence and virtue. Third-person narration builds suspense as it shifts between Nova and Adrian, a Renegade with his own secrets; the worldbuilding details and many combat sequences will captivate devotees of superhero comics. Beyond the capes and masks is a strikingly grounded story of star-crossed would-be lovers, deception, and the recognition that most of humanity exists between the extremes of good and evil. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Tackles a familiar genre in a brand new way. --Hypable.com Exciting...perfect for your Fall #TBR list. --PopSugar.com Even reluctant fans of hero fantasies will fall for the smart plot and wonderful world-building. Prepare to fangirl. --Justine Magazine Meyer delivers a balance between intricate world-building and fast-paced action sequences. Nova's childhood tragedy will draw sympathy from readers as they watch her integrate into the group of Renegades in order to seek vengeance. Back-stabbing, plot twists, and hidden agendas will have readers turning pages in an attempt to discover the truth. --School Library Journal Praise for Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series: #1 New York Times-Bestselling Series USA Today Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller National Indie Bestseller A mash-up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, The Terminator, and Star Wars. --Entertainment Weekly Prince Charming among the cyborgs. --The Wall Street Journal Terrific. --Los Angeles Times Praise for Marissa Meyer's Heartless: In Heartless, the nonsense that is Wonderland gets a reverential makeover, full of heart and its own idiosyncratic character. --Gregory Maguire, Wicked and After Alice The author's best fantasy yet. . . . Meyer has woven all the elements of darkness and light, fate and free will, and love and hatred into an unforgettable story of the evolution of the Red Queen from a young girl who dreamed of true love and freedom to a madwoman best remembered for the phrase 'Off with his head.' If you only read one fractured fairy tale this year, make it Heartless. A must-have title. --School Library Journal, starred review