Lunarthon: STARS ABOVE giveaway

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Need more Lunar Chronicles in your life? Read on to learn more about Stars Above, the new collection of short stories from Cinder’s world, and enter our giveaway for the chance to win a copy!

With less than a week to go until Stars Above hits the shelves, in this week’s Lunarthon feature we’re taking a break from our readalong to look at the Lunar Chronicles novellas, and what readers can expect from Stars Above!

I’m a huge fan of bonus content in any form – whether it’s revealed in an author Q&A, or in an adaptation, or in a brand new book created just for those fans who want to spend a little more time with the characters they’ve grown to love.  Companion novellas are a fantastic way for authors to share more stories from the universe they’ve created with their fans, and I’m so thrilled that on February 2nd I’ll be able to return to the world of the Lunar Chronicles.

The best thing about reading a short story collection is that it doesn’t matter what order you read the stories in – you can pick whichever you’re in the mood to read first.  But choosing can be difficult, especially if you’re as fussy a reader as I am.  So in preparation for the release of Stars Above, here’s a summary of what readers can expect from each story in the new Lunar Chronicles collection.

The Keeper: One of five brand new stories in the collection, “The Keeper” is a prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, featuring a young Scarlet.  In this story, readers will learn how Princess Selene came into the care of Scarlet’s grandmother, Michelle Benoit.

Glitches: Glitches was the first Lunar Chronicles novella, posted online by Marissa Meyer before Cinder was even published.  In this prequel to the series, we see how Cinder, still learning to live as a cyborg and struggling to remember anything about her past, came to live with the Linh family.

The Queen’s Army: Originally posted online as a prequel to Scarlet, The Queen’s Army introduces readers to the Lunar soldiers training to serve Queen Levana, and a young Ze’ev Kesley, who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.

Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: A short story written as a companion to Cress.  In “Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky,” readers learn more about Thorne’s early years.  At thirteen years old, Carswell Thorne has big plans to save up for a rampion spaceship and leave Los Angeles.

After Sunshine Passes By: Another story written just for this collection! In “After Sunshine Passes By,” we learn how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.

The Princess and the Guard: A young Winter and Jacin play a game called the Princess and the Guard and come to terms with their different stations in life in this brand new prequel to Winter.

The Little Android: A Lunar Chronicles style retelling of “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen. Set in New Beijing before the events of Cinder take place, this story features a brand new heroine who runs into some very familiar characters.

The Mechanic: In this short story, we revisit the very first scene of the series, to see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.

Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century… but whose? The details of this story are being kept carefully under wraps!

Fill out the form below to win a copy of Stars Above by Marissa Meyer. Giveaway prize donated by Macmillan. Open to entrants in the U.S. only. Void where prohibited.

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Which Stars Above story are you looking forward to most?  Sound off in the comments below – and make sure to join us next week for our discussion of chapters 1-15 of Scarlet!

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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