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text 2017-05-24 02:09
Just starting ..
Scarlet - Marissa Meyer

Just came thru via library waitlist.  The first book in serious really knocked my socks off it was so surprisingly good.  I waited to follow it up because doesn't sound like each book follows exact same protagonists.

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text 2017-05-20 23:27
Reading progress update: I've read 197 out of 400 pages.
Heartless - Marissa Meyer

Roses are red, violets are blue,

I would even trim my mustache for you!!

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review 2017-05-09 17:47
Wires And Nerve by Marissa Meyer
Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 - Marissa Meyer,Douglas Holgate

Epic!!
I love The Lunar Chronicles, and this graphic novel is a perfect addition to an already fantastic series! I can't wait to read the second one when it comes out next year. 
All of our favorite characters are back, and they are brought to life with the illustrations. Those illustrations are awesome, and being a fan of the series, it is nice to see what exactly Marissa Meyer had in mind when she created the characters. It's quite close to what I dreamed up in my mind when reading the novels.
I love this book and all the rest in the series, so I can't recommend them enough, but I still will till the end of time! 

 

 

 

Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2017/05/wires-and-nerve-by-marissa-meyer-9.html
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review 2017-05-05 01:53
An Excellent Ending
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

What a ride, phew. it was very rough there for a while. Like all good fairytales it ended with a HEA. Wonderful ending to a fabulous retelling of three fairytales.
Excellent audiobook

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-05-04 18:20
Book 27/100: Winter by Marissa Meyer
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

I gave this book four stars just as I did all the other books in the series, but I enjoyed the other three more.

I liked how the earlier books had the luxury of focusing in on their titular characters' story; as each new character was added while previous storylines were also continued, that sense of intimacy was lost. I felt like I didn't get to "know" Winter as well as I got to know the previous characters in their stories, and because there was so much to wrap up, this book just felt like it had a lot going on -- maybe too much sometimes.

In general, things seemed to go a little too smoothly for our protagonists, especially as it related to the revolution. I mean, I get that Levana's subjects had been displeased for years, but everyone seemed to jump on board with Cinder and the gang a little too easily, in too short a time, especially since she showed up without much plan for how she was going to pull everything off. It felt like Meyer knew this was her last book, so she had to wrap it up, whether the timing was right nor not -- the revolution itself could have lasted for a whole book series.

Also, it really annoyed me when Cinder abdicated at the end -- I felt like it was a total cop-out, just because she didn't "want" to be Queen, when all along she knew she was doing it because it was her duty -- not to mention that those who don't want power often make the best leaders. And it just seems way too soon for the subjugated people of Luna to be ready to transition to a whole new style of government.


I also found my mind wandering a lot more often during this book than with the others in the series.

So, with all this criticism, why still four stars? Well, I really do find these books consistently fun to read. I love the characters, especially the female leads and their diversity. I like the way Meyer maintains a "magical" feel to her books within the sci-fi setting, and the way she manages to stay pretty close to the source material of the individual fairy tales despite all the world-building stuff of her own she has going on. I wouldn't say that I found the conclusion of the series disappointing, necessarily, just a little bogged down. I would still totally recommend the series, and I will continue to read ancillary stories set in this world (still need to pick up Stars Above and Wires and Nerve, Volume 1) and explore Meyer's other writing.

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