Book Review “Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles” Marissa Meyer

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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.


This book starts off with a horrible dream/memory of Levana’s. Right off the bat, the author yanks on your heart strings and makes you fall in love with this character. Not for long though. Before you know it, you will hate her and lover her and then hate her all over again.

This book is emotional as well as entertaining. 

The world building in this book just hits on the surface. I haven’t read any of the other books in the series so I am assuming there is better world building in those. This book just barely scratches the surface of all the questions I have about this world. I will definitely rent the others from the library.

Levana is a beautiful name. It rolls off the tongue nicely. Her character is expertly written. After the finishing the book I felt like I knew her very well.

The secondary characters in this book are also very well done. I feel like, as a reader, I was given just the right amount of information about all of them.

This book has complexity that many in this genre lack. There are many different angles at play here and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring each of them.

This book is a twist on the classic Snow White tale. The author did a great job of making this story unique and interesting. I was very impressed.

I grant this book 5 stars.

5 stars

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The Technical Data:

Title: Fairest : Levana’s Story (The Lunar Chronicles) | Author(s): Marissa Meyer |

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends  / Publication Date: 1-27-2015 |Pages: 272 (Print) | ISBN: 9781250060556  | Genre(s): Fairy Tales/Folklore/Fantasy |Language:English | Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 1-28-2016 |Source: Copy from Library

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