(Book .5 of The Lunar Chronicles)
Feiwel & Friends
Ages 12 - 17
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.
Who is the Fairest of them all?
Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her "glamour" to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told . . . until now.
New York Times –bestselling author Marissa Meyer reveals the story behind her fascinating villain in Fairest, an unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes a special full-color image of Levana’s castle and an excerpt from Winter, the exciting conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles.
I am a HUGE fan of Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles, but I admit I was hesitant to read Fairest. I like reading about the good guys! Why would I want to know anything about the evil lunar queen Lavana?
While this pre-quel to the series first book, Cinder, lacks the humor and romantic appeal of the other books (for good reason), Fairest is integral to the overall story arch and sets the stage for the fourth and last book of the series, Winter, which comes out in November.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Fairest. I really, really hate Lavana. If Meyer intended for us to develop any sympathy for her, that could not happen. But the book succeeds in giving us a view deep into Lavana's past and heart, so we can hate her even more than we already do.
All I can say is that I CANNOT WAIT TO READ WINTER!!! To read my reviews of the other books in the series, just click on the covers below.
[* I received no compensation of any kind for this review. I purchased the book with my own money.]
Sexuality: Moderate (sex occurs but is not described)
CINDER REVIEW HERE
SCARLET REVIEW HERE
CRESS REVIEW HERE