Marissa Meyer: SCARLET Talk & Book Signing

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 | 2 comments

Marissa Meyer signed booksAnother Tuesday, another signing, this time with the lovely Marissa Meyer. Maggie Stiefvater was also in London this last week, and if I could have made it to her event too I would have. I wait for one YA author event, and they all come along at once!

Marissa Meyer held her first ever international signing at Waterstones in Bromley. It was short and sweet. She spoke about her Lunar Chronicles series (Scarlet is the 2nd of 4 planned books), told us a fairy tale (an ancient and very gory version of Little Red Riding Hood, involving cannibalism and intestines), and took questions. Marissa then went on to sign books, giving out bookmarks and pin badges at the same time. A really fun, feel-good event.

If you haven’t read Cinder and Scarlet yet, I’d highly recommend them. Fairy-tale retellings are not exactly a new idea, but Marissa’s futuristic stories are unlike anything else in YA at the moment. She has a very clean writing style, and a real skill with making complicated, multi-layered, multi-POV plots read very simply. What she’s done with her retellings of Cinderella and Little Red—and meshing those stories together—is incredibly clever. I’m really looking forward to seeing where she goes with the last two books in the series, Cress (a retelling of Rapunzel) and Winter (Snow White).

Kendra Leighton and Marissa Meyer

2 Comments

  1. Weeeee! We had so much fun 🙂

  2. I’ve never read any of Marissa Meyer’s books, but I think I will now. They sound great!

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