Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Also by this author: Cress, Cinder
Series: Lunar Chronicles #3.5
Also in this series: Cress
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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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.
After enjoying Cress I wanted to know more about the people of Luna as well as the Queen of the moon.
I have to say this story was interesting to read, we often do not get this much backstory on the villain of a series. I really enjoyed seeing just how Levana came to be Queen of the moon. I enjoyed the drama and the vicious moments that Levana has on her journey. I also have to say she is just very confused in my opinion. I think Levana wants love so badly that she was willing to have it from anywhere. I guess her evilness really just stems from wanting what we all want. It doesn’t really make me like her but I can see where she goes wrong in this book. I feel really bad for the people of Luna and what she does to her family and loves ones.
I am already reading Winter while typing this review so I have to say that I feel this book is really helpful to read before going into Winter. I imagine not many want to know the inner workings of the dark Queen Levana but it really opens you up to understanding more about Cinder and Winter as well.
Overall, while I wasn’t in love with this short story about a confused girl who stole a throne I did think it was helpful to understand some of these things before reading Winter. I recommend reading it.