Goodreads Rating: 4.04
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.
"One more lie she'd constructed for herself to escape into, never realizing she was welding the bars to her own cage."
Poor Levana... I knew this was going to be a book that made me feel for her but Ugh! She's crazy! She's like a socially awkward little girl that I want to take under my wing and force her to watch "He's Just Not That Into You".
We find out why Levana constantly hides behind her glamour and why she despises mirrors (though I do wish it was explained more, I did like the slow build up that made you guess what happened to Levana to make her hide herself). She often times had good intentions but she was so desperate for love. She robbed herself of ever finding true happiness by trying to fill a hole she couldn't fill. So she kept wanting more and more without ever feeling satisfied.
Through the whole book, I found myself feeling so sorry for Levana (among the thoughts of "wow this girl is nuts!"). She is the unknowing villain; a villain that doesn't even know that they are being evil. She defends all her actions by telling herself it is for the good of everyone.
This was such a quick and amazing read and I loved seeing more of what made Levana tick. Now I'm even more pumped for the next book!!!!
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