Book Review: Fairest


Marissa Meyer

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Thoughts:

Oh my, I can’t believe I forgot to review this one after I finished it!  The Lunar Chronicles series is one of my favorites.  I think Marissa Meyer is fabulous.  The fact that she took an entire book to develop the series villain is a testament to her character development.  The story of Levana reminded me a bit of Regina (the evil queen/mayor) from the TV series, Once Upon a Time.  So, at some point there is some sympathy created for Levana.  The difference, however, is that eventually Regina turns from her evil ways, but Queen Levana just immerses herself into them deeper and deeper, so by the end of the novel, we see how evil she has become and fail to feel all that sorry for her.

I loved how we learned the history of the dynamic between Levana, Winter and Selene (Cinder).  I loved the sneak peek of Winter at the end. I cannot wait for that to come out in November!  My only complaint was that it went by so quickly.  The book is much shorter than any of the others in the series.  It made me sad to finish it, but also made me want to go read all the other books again before Winter comes out.  Maybe I’ll save those for October.


Would I recommend this to fellow book lovers?  YES!
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter?  Yes.  But she won’t read this series.  She. Kills. Me.  Sigh


5 of 5 stars

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