Sunday, April 8, 2018

From the shelf: Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #4.5)

Title: Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #4.5)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Date read: April 8, 2018
Dawn Rates:  (5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

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 WonderlandStars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

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

My Review: (also in goodreads)

While turning the last pages of Winter, I already am dreading the days I would miss the Rampion crew....wondering if there would be a novella, an epilogue maybe. And this book did not disappoint. This book is a collection of novellas within The Lunar Chronicles series. These novellas got me a glimpse of everyone's life before they got together and it is nice to see where everyone came from. I was most surprised learning that Thorne was really rich before becoming a fugitive. Every story made me miss them even more and if I would choose a highlight it would be the epilogue to Winter: Something old, something new. This takes 2 years after the death of Levana and it showcases a reunion of sorts with the Rampion Crew. This also cemented the fact that my real ship is Thorne and
Kidding aside, I would love to see more of them (that's just my fan self talking) but I guess this is a fitting end to a well-loved series.

Till the next read....

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