Series: The Lunar Chronicles

Book Review 94: Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Book Review 94: Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

I’ll be honest, I wanted nothing to do with Fairest, a novella telling Levana’s side of Cinder’s tale. It seems all the rage these days to have these .5 short stories and novellas telling another side of the plot. And many times, I find them disappointing as they stray from the characters I like most in a series. (Side of Lord John, anyone?) Here’s the deal. I loved Fairest. Levana is well-rounded, three-dimensional villain on par with Amy Dunne and Hannibal Lecter. Reading Fairest reminded me of some older episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation when the plot examined the mind of a particularly brutal serial killer. The viewer (or in the case of Fairest, the reader) has a chance to see inside the bad guy’s heart and mind and learn what makes him tick. Queen Levana is stripped of her glamour and the results are telling. Will you feel sympathy for Levana upon finishing Fairest or not? How does a person become wicked? Fairest gives readers a glimpse and let’s them decide.   The Quick Review   book review fairest marissa meyer   Twitter 7 Facebook 4 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

10 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on June 3, 2015
No Middle Book Blues Here | Cress by Marissa Meyer

No Middle Book Blues Here | Cress by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I devoured Cinder shortly before Scarlet came out and once Scarlet was available at my library, I inhaled it and waited somewhat impatiently for the release of Cress. What’s funny is once I purchased a physical copy of Cress with some gift cards I received for Christmas 2013, it languished on my book shelf for SEVEN months. Well, after finishing Rose Under Fire, I was looking for a new book to listen to on my drives to work. I found that Cress was available via Overdrive at my library and immediately snatched it up. I often find that the middle books in a series can be disappointing. The characters kind of wander about looking for something to happen or the storylines seem jumbled or unclear—there’s no clear focus for the plot or characters. None of that occurred in Cress. The book was a heart stopper from the get go. I was immediately pulled in and would listen to the book early in the morning while waiting for my alarm to go off. The narration was stunning. I found myself wondering what would happen next. Would Cinder save Kai? Would […]

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 18, 2015