Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere.
As a talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and to supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections.
According to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.
At a royal ball , where Catherine is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker.
For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction.
At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.
Catherine is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms.
But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans……
About the Author : Marissa Meyer
Born :: 19th February 1984
Marissa was born in Tacoma, Washington on the 19th February, 1984. She attended Pacific Lutheran University, where she received a degree in creative writing. Before writing Cinder, Marissa worked as a book editor for five years. She wrote Sailor Moon fan fiction under the pen name of Alicia Blade. In an interview with The News-Tribune, Marissa said that doing the fan fiction helped her learn the craft of writing. It gave her instant feedback and taught her how to take criticism.
Marissa states that she was initially inspired to write Cinder after participating in 2008 in the NaNoWriMo writing contest. This is where she wrote a story focusing on a futuristic Puss in Boots.
The Lunar Chronicles is a four book series, (tetralogy), with volumes based on Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. The First book, Cinder, was a New York Times bestseller.
In 2013 Marissa received a new 2-book deal from Feiwel & Friends for a young adult series featuring the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. The first book, Heartless, is set for a Fall 2015 release. It is a stand alone novel. After that, she will be writing a superhero series..