Sunday, February 21, 2016

[R] Stars Above, by: Marissa Meyer

Stars Above
Lunar Chronicles
by: Marissa Meyer


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.

The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….
The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.
The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.
The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess
The Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.
Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century...

my overall thoughts

I was overjoyed when I heard that this book was coming out. And happier when I knew it contained an epilogue for the whole series. Before this book, I already read four of those nine stories, but I read them all again. So much knowledge, so much good things reading again about my favorite characters.

From prevously read stories, I really loved The Little Android and Glitches. You never expect to see a retelling of The Little Mermaid and much less that the mermaid is an Android. I love everything! And Glitches was so sad... poor Cinder! But the story leaves you with hope. Iko is the best Android as a friend a girl can have! But I didn't actually liked The Queen's Army and Carswell's Guide to Being Lucky much. Thorne is always funny, but seeing how he was... I kind of did not like it. And Ze'ev... it wasn't my thing. My heart breaks for their background, but they did wrong people in the middle.

Now, obviously my favorite of them all was Something Old, Something New. It left me wanting more, but it was SOOO sweet that I may still have a sugar rush. Seeing my OTPs happy is everything a fangirl dreams and this story certainly was the peek of everything. I LOVED IT.

I need to mention that I enjoyed very much The Keeper, After Sunshine Passes By, The Mechanic and The Princess and the Guard. All these stories were kind of sad, because they don't end well, but we know that they do have a happy ending at the very very end. Still sad, though. The most sad is Cress'. I cannot imagine myself alone in a satalite doing nothing and having contact with no one. I would have become crazy!

Fellow lunars, that love as much The Lunar Chronicles as me. If you haven't read these stories, you definitely have a problem and very big. Go, buy your and read this precious thing. You will not regret it.

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