Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Hardcover, 220  pages
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Published by: Henry Holt & Co. 
The Lunar Chronicles, #0.1
Source: Bought (It was out a day early at Barnes and Noble!)
For fans of: Romance, Sci-Fi, Sparkly Covers, Favorites, DEAR

     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.


     As the self-proclaimed number one fan of this series, there's no doubt I loved this book. Although I wished Winter had been released, it was nice to get a look into Queen Levana's head. 
"Mirror, Mirror Who's the fairest of them all?"
Title Page
     Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it was semi short because it was pretty hard to be in her mind. She definitely had some crazy going on, but seeing why she was that way opened my eyes a bit. Not to where I sympathize with her (because she did some cray, cray things), but to where I can at least see it wasn't her fault. 
"Being queen is a right little sister."
page 12
     What I loved most about this book was the way Meyer was still able to weave everyone's stories into one. Although they did not know each other, the entire gang from the series makes appearances in this one. It was very interesting to find out facts about each of the character's background. 
"Love is a conquest! Love is a war!"
page 92
     Another thing I loved about this was all the FEELS. For this to be so short and for it to be just a "bridge" book, it really showed a lot of emotion. I felt my heart break a million times for Levana, but then I got pissed off at Levana for someone else, and then I was scared for everyone's life when she started finding out who everyone was and what she may be up against. It felt like a kick in the gut. 
"A good queen was a well informed queen."
page 209
     Marissa Meyer has done nothing but solidified my love for this series with this book. I never knew how bad I needed to know Levana's story until I got it. And in my opinion, those are the best kinds of stories. 
Overall, I give this


  1. OOoh nice! Hearing good things about this one and cannot wait to read it! Great review!

  2. I love love love this series. I think it just keeps getting better and I cannot wait to read this book. I love seeing why they villian becomes the villan. I like to feel sorry for them as I hate them. makes my hate not so much hate.

    1. EXACTLY! I can definitely understand! I felt just a little remorseful for her because she had some "things" happen to her, but in the end, she was still cray, cray.

  3. I LOVE this series, and Levana is probably my favorite villain ever. I haven't got around to getting my copy of this, but I really need to!
    Thanks for the review! Glad to hear great things about this one and that it solidified your love of the series!

    Em @

    1. This one was so good! I hope you love it when you get to it!

  4. Was there something about Winter? I really don't care much about Levana but I still can't wait to read this book cause I want to know the backgroud better and how everyone is connected to each other!

    I have a blog as well, if you want to stop by I'd appreciate it so much! It's both in Italian and in English :3 ->

    1. There's ALOT about Winter AND an excerpt in the back! I can't wait for the real book to come out tho!