Sunday, March 22, 2015
Joint Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer
published by: Feiwal + Friends
publish date: January 27, 2015
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.
Fairest is sort of a prequel in the Lunar Chronicles. It tells the story of how Queen Levana comes to power. Fortunately, a lot is explained in this book because frankly, so much time has passed since I've read some of these Lunar Chronicle books, I don't remember how all these characters relate. This book did a good job of illustrating the family dynamics between Levana, Cinder and the new character Winter. This is is a good book to tide the LC fans over until Winter come out. I think you might be surprised at how sympathetic you might feel towards Levana after hearing her story.
It's a shorter book, so it can be read quickly. I admitted to Autumn in the beginning that I felt bad for Lavana and could see how she turned so evil. But in the end, I decided that she was just basically crazy and not much would have saved her. The book has the first three chapters of Winter (Book 4) as a teaser bonus. Neither one of us read them so we would be surprised. I can't wait for Winter to come out this summer!