Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your–satellite? The third installment of the brilliant Lunar Chronicles introduces readers to Cress, the clever young Lunar who’s been keeping an eye on Cinder. Her escape from the only place she’s ever known as home–a satellite orbiting Earth–doesn’t just send her off on her first adventure, it also changes the game for every single character in the series. And yes, there are even some kisses in store.
But before you climb up into your own tower to read Cress, don’t forget to check out the blog tour! Today, Marissa Meyer waxes poetic about some of the captains that have made her weak in the knees, a post I’m sure Captain Thorne would very much appreciate (and maybe take as a challenge.) Enjoy!
An Ode to Spaceship Captains
By Marissa Meyer
We all have that fantasy that gets our engines running—
Whether the alpha male, the boy next door, or even dear prince charming.
But I crave no sultry vampires, and a rock star would never do.
All my dream guy needs is a spaceship and a crew.
It began when I was just a tyke, my first crush yet to have,
When I met a roguish scoundrel, and thought, he doesn’t seem so bad.
When Leia said, “I love you,” and he grinned and said, “I know,”
Ever after I knew my heart would belong to Han Solo.
As I got older I came to learn of the first of his kind,
And I confess I’ll swoon the same for Shatner or Chris Pine.
Every time he ends a monologue with that daredevil smirk,
I understand why all the girls fall for James T. Kirk.
Sometime later I heard about a show called “Firefly,”
And thought—this is the best thing ever! May this show never die!
Thrilling heroics and cowboys in space, it needs no rationale—
Forevermore I’ll be a Browncoat, thanks to Captain “Tight Pants” Mal.
With my confession now revealed, I suppose it must be fate,
That one day my own spaceship captain I’d create.
He has swagger and charisma and a jacket well-worn,
Now I can only hope that readers, too, will love my Captain Thorne.
Thank you for stopping by, Marissa! (I’ll admit to my own fondness for James Kirk later.)
Want more Cress? Click the link below and enter to win a paperback copy of Cinder, a paperback copy of Scarlet, a hardcover of Cress + a Cress comb!
I’ll be picking winners on February 4. (US/Canada only)
Cress Blog Tour:
January 20: That Artsy Reader Girl
January 22: MacTeenBooks
January 23: Refracted Light Reviews
January 24: Love Is Not a Triangle
January 27: YA Bibliophile
January 28: The Irish Banana Review
January 29: Forever Young Adult
January 30: Alexa Loves Books
January 31: FicFare
February 3: Mundie Moms
–and find out more about Ms. Meyer in my interview with her.
Pre-Order Cress and send in your receipt! The first 1,000 people who do will get an exclusive Cress comb! More details if you clicky click~ (US only)
Marissa is also heading out on tour, and you can find out all the dates here~
Want to find out more about the Cinder universe? Check out Glitches for only 99 cents, and the newest short story The Queen’s Army for only 99 cents. You can also download the first five chapters of Cinder and Scarlet for free! And don’t forget to become a fan of The Lunar Chronicles on Facebook, and follow The Lunar Chronicles on Tumblr!
Marissa Meyer lives near Seattle with her husband and their three cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf…) and will take any excuse to put on a costume. She may or may not be a cyborg.