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 . . .... show more
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.
Publisher: Alexia Praks Media
Edition language: English
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (#3.5)
Impressive effort to chronicle the development of a villain. While Levana's choices are obviously destructive, Meyer is able to give them some sense of relatability, or at least inevitability, and delves into motivation without justifying.
Book Title: Fairest: Levana's Story Author: Marissa Meyer Narration: Rebecca Solar Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5 Genre: Older YA, Fairytale Retelling, Novella Source: Audiobook (Library) ⇝Add to Goodreads⇜ ⇝Book Theme Song⇜ (link will take you to my tumblr post with vid...
~*Full review notes on The Bent Bookworm!*~“Love is a conquest. Love is a war.”Feels:I went into this absolutely positive I would never feel anything remotely akin to sympathy for Levana. She’s such an unholy terror in the other books! And seemingly without reason. I felt like she just liked being e...
This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews***PLEASE EXCUSE ANY SPELLING ERRORS. I LISTENED TO THIS WHOLE THING ON AUDIO, SO I’M NOT SURE HOW EVERYTHING IS SUPPOSED TO BE SPELLED.***We all know Queen Levana as the evil dictator who is trying to take over Earth, but here is her p...
I have to admit that in the beginning I was shocked by how much I identified with Levana. That feeling of having to sit by and watch everyone around you get everything you've ever wanted. The bitterness, anger, sadness and envy that threatens to swallow you whole. I enjoyed this book, though.