Writing Inspirations: Marrisa Meyer’s Gatlon Trilogy

Everyone and their mother should know how much I love The Lunar Chronicles. I’ve been following Marissa Meyer back when she wrote Sailor Moon fanfiction 🙂 As a fellow moonie I was thrilled to see her get published. Now I see that for nanowrimo she’s writing a new YA outside of that universe – and get this, it’s about superheroes!

From Marissa Meyer’s Blog:

There are two rival schools in Gatlon City: the respected and exclusive Morris Academy that has turned many an evolved youth into celebrity superheroes, and the Gatlon School for the Gifted, which has a slightly less impressive reputation. Students of Gatlon tend to be relegated to minions, placeholders, or—at best—sidekicks.

Clara has no interest in being a hero, but she does need answers. Her invisible, mischievous pet Thunderbird, Tondra, is dying, and she refuses to let him go without a fight. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot more happening in Gatlon than just a sickly mythical bird. Crime is on the rise, the police have gone complacent, and a new team of vigilantes are causing more problems than they’re fixing. When Clara and her peers find themselves swept up in the chaos and no longer able to tell the good guys from the bad, no one is sure which side of hero vs. villain they’ll fall on.


I would love to see more YA novels dealing with heroes, especially girl heroes out there. It doesn’t have to be American comic book style. For example, the book I’m working on right now is more along the lines of Final Fantasy than American comic book heroes. Cool swords and fighting kaiju over spandex and capes. Regardless, I’m so excited to see more books in the genre potentially coming out! How’s that for a little nano inspiration for ya!

The Pinterest for the book looks awesome. Totally excited already <3

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