Thursday, 10 March 2016

Review for Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Blurb:
The enchantment continues....

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.


(Sort of edited mini blurbs for you! :P )
The Keeper: The Keeper is a prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, and it tells us the story of a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
Glitches: Glitches was a prequel to Cinder which was previously published. In this novella, we see the story of how Cinder meets her new family and the events that follow.
The Queen’s Army: The Queen's Army was a prequel to Scarlet which was previously released. In this one we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and the backstory of the alpha - Ze'ev Kesley.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: This one was the book that the author sent out to everyone that subscribed to her newsletter. Here we see Carswell Thorne's backstory and we meet the elusive Kate Fallow and get to see how that story played out from Thorne's POV.
After Sunshine Passes By: This was a prequel to Cress. Here we see Cress' backstory and how she ended up on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.
The Princess and the Guard: The Princess and the Guard was a prequel to Winter, and I adored the story. Jacin and Winter feels!
The Little Android: This was a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
The Mechanic: The Mechanic was a prequel to Cinder where we see Kai and Cinder's first meet from Kai's POV.
Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century...


Review:

I honestly am loving this re-telling of stories trend. I think its such an endearing way to have a fresh new, sometimes twisted, take on the stories we love.

Stars Above was a collection of novellas all from the Lunar Chronicles universe. It was amazing stepping back into the book world and getting even more details and back stories about the characters.

Of course my favorite was Something Old, Something New. But honestly I loved all the new stories that were added. The whole book world is so well developed and well thought out that once you start reading it again, its like meeting an old friend. This series is definitely on my favorites series list!

PS: So excited for Heartless!!! 

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