Monday, May 16, 2016

Review: Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #4.5)

Author: Marissa Meyer
Goodreads Rating: 4.38
Pages: 369
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.

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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...

I absolutely loved all these stories!!! It's perfect for fans to be able to reconnect with their favorite characters and get some more of their background.

Some people say that the stories don't really add anything else to your view of the characters, to which I say, I totally disagree! My view of the characters haven't changed much, that's true, but I greatly enjoyed seeing a lot of their back-story; it gave me some insight into why some of them made the decisions they did and how many of them were connected even before they knew each other. You get to see why they are whom they are.

As for some standouts, The Little Android, retelling of the Little Mermaid, was definitely one of my favorites ;) and the epilogue, Something Old and Something New.... loved it!!!!! It was the perfect, ultimate endings :')

If you are a fan of The Lunar Chronicles... Your life just won't be complete without reading this book!
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Amy

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