The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories - and secrets - that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend --- the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as her stepmother, Queen Levana, believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.
Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf are fugitives on the run, and are plotting to overthrow Queen Levana. Their best hope is Cress, an expert hacker who has been trapped on a satellite, forced to work for Levana. When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High. Her best (read: only) IRL friends are Avery, a painfully shy and annoyingly attractive bookworm, and Ruth, her pot-smoking, possibly insane 73-year-old neighbor. When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit , she turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, her subjects aren’t the swoon-worthy stars of her fave series --- they’re the real-life kids from her high school. Scarlett never considers what might happen if they were to find out what she truly thinks about them...until a dramatic series of events exposes a very different reality than Scarlett's stories, forever transforming her approach to relationships --- both online and off.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.