On the announcement of Fairest (Lunar Chronicles 4)- Marissa Meyer
Chair-dancing is a regular occurrence when you get excited about as many things as I do. So when I heard via Twitter that Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles quartet was going to be having a PREQUEL released before the finale would be published.. well... let's just say this poor chair suffered.
I've been crazy about this series ever since I got my grubby little paws on Cinder a couple of years ago. For those unfamiliar with the series, it begins with Cinder: a teenage cyborg forced into the role of Cinderella by her stepmother after her father's death. In a world where cyborgs (humans with artificial body parts) are considered less than human, she ekes out a living as a mechanic with a too-small foot. Of course, this being a Cinderella story, there's a Handsome Prince. A royal ball. An Evil Queen. A feisty android. A plot to take over the world. A deadly plague.
What do you mean that wasn't in the original Cinderella? Does this mean murderous shape-shifters didn't kidnap Red Riding Hood's grandmother, Rapunzel wasn't a brilliant computer hacker trapped on a satellite and Snow White wasn't driven insane by her own refusal to use her abilities?
The original tales must have been very... different.
Now, it's been revealed that we'll get to see the book that Marissa Meyer was working on during NaNoWriMo 2013: the prequel to Cinder. It is called Fairest, and tells the story of the aforementioned Evil Queen, Queen Levana, and how she became the Mistress of Evil with plans to take over Earth that she is.
It will be released on January 27 2015.
And I. Cannot. WAIT.
After all, villain back stories are one of my favourite things ever.