Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review: Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Source: Library
Author Links: Goodreads | Website | Twitter
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Talk about a book that makes you feel (a bit) sorry for the psychotic villain in all the other books!
Are you reading the Lunar Chronicles? 
Then this is a Must-Read. No, you can't skip it because it's a novella...and let me tell you why, ok?
First, this sets up EVERYTHING that happens in the rest of the Lunar Chronicles. It's the prequel that doesn't suck. 
Second, you get to find out about the past that Cinder forgot. You know what I'm talking about, right?
Then you need to go read the other books. Now.
Third, it sets you up for the upcoming FINAL installment of this series, Winter. Not to mention, you get the first 3 chapters of the new book (they were awesome, by the way) in the back of this one.
Fourth, Levana's creepy-yet-pitiful descent into madness is not to be missed! 
Oh! I wanted to hug her, then slap her, then  pat her on the head, then stab her repeatedly, and then give her a band-aid...maybe..
You need to read her story!
Besides, it's over 200 pages, so you're definitely getting your money's worth out of this.


Jessica at Rabid Reads said...

I agree with everything except the possibility of band-aids, pats on the head, etc. You're much nicer than me, LOL. Still, despite my callous disregard of how she got to where she is, I LOVED this. Great review, Anne ;)

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