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Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest by Marissa MeyerFairest by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

Published January 27th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends


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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. (Goodreads)

If you’re new here let me just say I have read Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress. The Lunar Chronicles is a series of five young adult fantasy novels by American author Marissa Meyer. Each book entails a new take on an old fairy tale, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. The story takes place in a futuristic world where humans, cyborgs, and androids all coexist. Fairest tells the villain’s side of the story. Queen Levana had some things happen between her and her sister that would make anyone cringe. Her “love” story is heart breaking, but through it all you can never feel sorry for Levana. Some people would take the opportunity to overcome a dark past and be kind, gentle, and loving. Levana choose a different path. One full of glamours, greed, and power. I am happy Meyer kept Levana as the villain rather than making us love her. Again Meyer did an excellent job with the characters. Fairest more than any of the previous books was completely character driven. It lacked action, but we got a great story. the biggest downfall however was the setting. In each of the previous books we get hints to what Luna is like, and now we finally have a story that takes place on Luna in the palace and I have no better sense of that world. I was completely bummed out because the amazing illustration inside the covers was breathtaking. With that being said it was still an amazing story which I want to recommend to people who have read any of the previous books or are wanting to start the series.

Characters-5     Setting-3     Plot-4     Conflict-4      Resolution-5

4 Stars!


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