Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fairest by Marissa Meyer-Review

Title: Fairest
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages: 272
Published: January 27th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Library
Links: goodreads, MarissaMeyer.com

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.
Eek! I love this series so much. So when I found out that Meyer was writing a short book that Takes place in between Cress and Winter I was super excited. We get to learn all about Queen Levana's back story.  We learn she grew up in a non-loving home with a crazy sister.  I almost wonder if there isn't too much inbreeding in the family.  I am most impressed with the fact that Meyer wrote this in National Writing Month.  Which is an event a lot of writers participate in, usually not big writers.  So it was surprising to me that she did this.

I like that the villain was evil through and through.  Levana may have been good as a little child but she was evil not too long after.  We learn why Levana wears her veil, where Winter came from, even Cinder's back story.  Really Levana's story is sad... the fire tragedy that gives her her scars is probably what set her to really the wrong direction.  The fact that she does practically the same thing to Cinder is shocking to me since you would think Levana would not want anyone else to go through something like that.

I don't think that you have to read the first three books in order to enjoy this story but you will be more familiar with the characters if you do read the other three books.  I just love Meyer's writing and world building.  The sad thing is I have actually recommended this series to two people and neither one of them liked it.  WHAT!   I am like.. is it just me who loves the series but then I see the love all over the blogs and goodreads.

This is a must read if you love this series.

5 stars


  1. I can only hope the wait at my library goes super fast. Fairest sounds like a great installment to the Lunar Chronicles. Fantastic review!

  2. Well, I'm a lover of this series so I'll definitely be reading this one!

  3. I'd heard different echoes about this instalment, but you reassure me ;)

  4. I'm getting this book in a few months..... Need to finish Cress first ..... So excited.

    Great review :)
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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  6. I'm with you, I love this series! And I'm not usually a fan of shorter books but I loved this one. I love that we got to understand Levana and even feel a little sorry for her at times but she still maintained ALL her evilness!

  7. I really need to read this! I love the series but I just haven't gotten around to reading this yet. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! :)

  8. I was so lucky, there was NO wait for this book at my library. I got it within days of requesting it. It was amazing--the wait and the book.

    Huge thumbs up here!

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

  9. Oh wow, there are people who don't like this series?? :) Maybe your friends just needed to read more of the series? The world really picks up in the 2nd/3rd books. I still haven't read Fairest though, which is such a shame because I've seen great reviews of it all over the place.

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  11. Loved this book so much. I can't wait for Winter!

  12. YES!!! I am so happy you are going to be reading it.

  13. I thought this book was so good even though it was short. Levana is straight evil. I remember reading that when I read this book I was going to understand Levana more... it made me realize just how evil she is.

  14. I would say push this series in front of all other books you are reading. You won't regret it.

  15. Did you get to reading it yet??? I was a little behind on blogging so if you reviewed it I missed it. About to go check your blog and see if you read it yet.

  16. I finished Fairest this weekend and thought it was a fun read. I really can't wait for Winter now!

  17. I haven't read it yet! I think I'm going to wait til Winter is almost out, so I can like binge read a bit for this series! It'll be a nice change from all the waiting. :D

  18. OOOhhhh I have to come check out your review.