Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5
Publication: January 27th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Young Adult ~ Science-Fiction ~ Fantasy
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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.
I felt a lot of things with this book… I felt anger towards both Levana and especially her older sister Channery. I also felt sad because this book was pretty much the road to Levana’s craziness and how she totally spiraled downwards.
There were some things that were quite creepy to me while being inside Levana’s head. One thing being her obsession with one of the palace guards who she ends up marrying due to some really disturbing manipulation. But we also got to see how everything with Cinder got started. And of course a little Winter and Jacin made appearances as well.
I have to say that I never sympatized or felt bad for Levana because she’s always been pretty crazy and not to mention obsessive. But I do see where she’s coming from with the way she was raised and how she was tormented by Channery.
Fairest was the sad, eerie yet intriguing story of Levana, the Lunar queen. Although it was pretty much what I expected, I really liked reading Levana’s back story. It always interesting knowing where a villain is coming from.