Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, book 3.5) by Marissa Meyer
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.
It's a giant train wreck. You know how it ends, but you can't look away. It's also one of the strongest entries in the series, second to Cress.
Part of it has to do with how off Levana is and the mystery behind what her sister did to her. Let's be honest, either Levana was made that way because of those events or she just was that way. Either way it's comforting to know Levana was off her rocker before she went evil Queen, and it's even cooler to get a look inside her head.
It's also heart breaking to see such a noble and amazing character, Evret. Oh, seeing him being tortured by Levana was sooooo painful. And I loved every moment of it. (Yeah, I know. I need help.) It was amazing that he could still be such a good man as Levana drives him to madness. Well a lesser man would have went mad. 10 years. Wow.
Not only that but Fairest actually gives readers some world building!!! Why is the moon colonized? Why because earth wanted a docking port there to make exploration and space travel easier! Cool. Now what about ALL my other questions. At the very least let me know if other planets are colonized!!!!!!!
In the end I think fans should definitely read this. Some might be scared. Some might be like me and gleefully want to see this disaster implode! Either way it's good for the series and a setup for some of the leads in the next book. Such as Winter and Jacin. Either way this really isn't a short or something to be skipped. Besides I love it when I understand and can see how the villain ticks. It makes everything better.
Sexual Content: Alludes to some bedroom scenes, and definitely has some slightly more adult themes then previous books.
4/5- Great! Really enjoyed it.
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