Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cinder Blog Tour: Meet Iko + Giveaway

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Having just read Cinder a few weeks ago and loving it, I was excited to be a part of this tour, hosted by Mac Teen Books, where all the stops focus on a particular character, and on my stop today we’ve got a little bio on Iko! And of course a lot of extra goodies including a giveaway!

Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles, #1
Publication date: January 8th (pbk)       

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. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

The Lunar Chronicles series:

Find my review of Cinder, here!

Meet Iko!

Though at nearly twenty years old Iko had been considered ancient for an android, she’s always been young at heart. With fantasies that included sparkly shoes, tiaras, and that charming Prince Kai, Iko always had more in common with Cinder’s giggly stepsister, Peony, than Cinder herself.
But now Iko’s android body has been disassembled and sold off by Cinder’s heartless stepmother Adri, and her effervescent personality has been relegated to a tiny computer chip. It’s up to Cinder to find a new body and revive Iko if she can, but it remains to be seen if Iko can adapt to the distinctly un-luxurious life of a criminal. After all, neither android treads nor fancy high heels are practical when you’re on the run from the law.


Download the short story Glitches for only 99 cents!
Download the new short story The Queen’s Army for only 99 cents!

Download the first five chapters of Cinder for free onto your e-reader!
Download the first five chapters of Scarlet for free onto your e-reader!

Pre-Order Scarlet, send in your receipt and you could get a Scarlet-branded lip gloss! US only! Get the details here!

Cinder Book Trailer:                                         Scarlet Book Trailer:

About the Author

I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I’m big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I’m represented by Jill Grinberg.

CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.


Mac Teen Books has generously offered up one paperback copy of Cinder to one lucky winner.

Paperback edition of Cinder includes:
-Special bonus story, entitled Glitches
-Q&A with author Marissa Meyer
-Reader’s Guide
-Sneak peek of Scarlet
-Access to downloadable wallpapers
Open to US & Canadian addresses
Giveaway ends January 22nd, 2013
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Canadian blogger, wife, mother, coffee lover, and sarcastic at heart! She has had a love for all things bookish since before Amazon and eReaders existed *le gasp*. You can also find her organizing tours and other fun things at Xpresso Book Tours.

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23 Responses to “Cinder Blog Tour: Meet Iko + Giveaway”

  1. Amy

    I loved Cinder. I listened to it on audio and it was fantastic. I already have my copy of Scarlet pre-ordered! Yay! (Stupid amazon isn’t shipping it until March though with another book I pre-ordered. That’s what I get for wanting free shipping lol!)

  2. Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

    I loved Iko when I was reading Cinder! Really can’t wait to continue with Scarlet; I don’t usually enjoy sci-fi, but Lunar Chronicles is definitely an exception! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 and for sharing the awesome trailers too!

  3. Jen B.

    I am currently reading Cinder and I would love a copy for my library (so I can return the copy I borrowed from the public library). I am really enjoying the story and I am looking forward to the next book!

  4. Aneeqah

    Thank you for the fabulous post, Giselle! Iko was definitely a character I really enjoyed reading about in Cinder, and it was just fun to read about her. <3 And thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Bellas Bookshelf

    I have a copy of Scarlet, but I cant crack it until I read Cinder. I got 3 books this week and ALL 3 are sophomore books of series I haven’t read yet! lolz
    I havent been here for a hot minute, but it looks great. Different.I’m studying/practicing photoshop/blog design stuff. Just basics. I dont want to overwhelm my