Reverse Author Interviews #3: Marissa Meyer

Reverse Author InterviewsMarissa Meyer joins us next!

It seems that when I tell most bloggers that there won’t be a love triangle in The Lunar Chronicles, they seem weirdly grateful for that. So what’s the un-official blogger status on love triangles in YA these days? If you’re not burned out on them entirely, then what do you feel makes a good love triangle?

Cyn: Oh gosh! The grand question of Love Triangles! First of all, I just want to thank Marissa for not putting in a love triangle, you make me very happy. On that note, I think that expresses my feelings about love triangles haha. I am definitely burned out with the love triangle. It seems a lot of authors are just using it as easy way out to add conflict to their story. But the majority of the time I find it annoying and distracting from the actual story.

The main problem I have with LTs is that it’s usually pretty obvious who’s gonna end up with who, so why bother wasting my time with a generally lacking second male lead? I guess a good LT would need to have the chance that it could go any way.

Is there anything you feel is missing from the YA genre right now, or anything you’d like to see more of?

Kim: There’s a good mix of books out there in the YA genre. I think one thing I wouldn’t mind seeing less of is that stereotypical “paranormal romance”. That one that involves a girl falling in love with some random guy who may or may not be there to help her but is really super bad for her. Or vice versa. The whole “love at first sight” thing never really works well for me. It seems like nonsense and forces a romance upon the reader that might not necessarily jive with them. And I specified pararom’s because this genre is chock full of them.

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Marissa MeyerMarissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf . . .), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was given a small book of them when she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg. Cinder is her first novel. The latest book in the Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet, was published earlier this year.

Find Marissa Meyer:

Website | Goodreads | Twitter

Purchase Cinder:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo

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Other responses:

Jackie @ SAKURAMELODEE

Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

Mel @ The Daily Prophecy

Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

Melissa @ My World… In Words and Pages

Reanna @ Phantasmic Reads

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Author: Kim

Everything can be made better with a good book or some relaxing knits. 😀 Find me on IG @kimberlyh12 or on Twitter @enervated.

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  1. Oh I did these too. My email must not have come back. Really enjoyed answering the questions. Thank you for the reverse idea. 🙂

    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/reverse-author-interview.html

    1. Ah, sorry about that then. I’ve added you to the post!

      1. No worries Kim! 🙂 I stopped by to check out other blogs and noticed. Darn emails get all goofy on us. 🙂 Thank you for doing these and adding me.

  2. I just heard about these awesome Reverse interviews from The Daily Prophecy and love the idea so much! I really enjoyed the answers you gave to the questions and look forwrad to reading more in the future!

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