Marissa Meyer turned some of the most beloved fairytales into epic steampunk-space war stories that chronicled the lives of Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter. Yes, the character names also moonlight as the titles of their stories and you can probably guess which character was whom in the original fairytale that inspired them. That said, the plotting was inspired. A massive weaving of four major characters into one huge undertaking that doesn’t always run concurrent but always overlaps; leads up to the battle for the galaxy. Seems wildly familiar, huh? Despite my description being very StarWars-esque; The Lunar Chronicles feel wholly unique and equally entertaining.
Also, seriously how do you not want something written by Marissa Meyer? How do you not want her book writing about Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts?! THE. BEST. MASHUP. EVER!