Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Thursday, March 5, 2015 with 3 comments
Title: Fairest
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: January 27th, 2015
Source: Purchased
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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.

Oh my gosh, I've waited so long for this book. The Lunar Chronicles, I had originally put off for a while. I just was not interested in them at all. But they were so well loved by EVERYONE, that I just had to try them. My friend Jess and I had decided to make them buddy reads.. so we read them all back to back. 

So when it came out.. we had to do a buddy read. It's been hard lately, being as busy as I am, and as busy as she is.. but we came together and got this one done. My goodness I miss reading with her. And what a fantastic book to start out with after our lull. 

If you thought that Queen Levana was crazy after reading Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress.. well you were right. lol. But crazy might not be a strong enough word to describe her. And heck, her whole family. 

There are so many things that I loved about Fairest. One being the length. This is no half ass novella. It's got girth! Some novellas are kinda pointless. They give you a tiny bit of insight, but they are mainly to tide you over until the next installment. Fairest is so much more than that. 

The most important thing that I loved is getting to know Levana. At times I really felt bad for her. We learn where her obsession with no mirrors stems from. We learn why she's F'd up in the first place. We learn so freaking much! It's a hear breaking punch to the gut. Nothing excuses her for the horrors she's unleashed through out her life, but I understand what has made her the monster she is. 

Also, we learn a little bit about Winter, and I don't know about you all, but I cannot freaking wait to get my hands on that book. 

I loved Fairest so much.. SOO SOOOOOO Much. <3 These books are awesome. 

About the author:

Marissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf . . .), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was given a small book of them when she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg. Cinder is her first novel.

Find Marissa:

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  1. Man, I still have to read CRESS! And then FAIREST! Because WINTER is coming, and I am unprepared. It's nice to see those 5 shining stars for this book, especially this far into the series. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  2. YAY! I haven't started my copy yet. I sort of think I'll read it when it gets a tiny bit closer to the release date of Winter. I CAN'T WAIT. So, so happy you loved it.

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