Saturday, February 14, 2015

Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Title: Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Source: Bookworld

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.
Review by Nara

Reason Number One to Read This Book:
Villain POV.

Reason Number Two to Read This Book:

Reason Number Three to Read This Book:
Yep, you guessed it. FREAKING VILLAIN POV.

Honestly, if you're a fan of the Lunar Chronicles, you know that Queen Levana is one of the most hateful villains that can be found in YA today. She's evil, she's power hungry and she's completely unforgivable.

Or is she?

Fairest gives you that rare insight into Levana's background, and into the way she processes things. You realise that while she's slightly insane, there are reasons for the things she does.

You feel sympathy for her.

You feel confused about how you feel sympathy for her.

And yet you still feel sympathy for her, despite the terrible acts she's done, despite how freaking detestable she is.

And if that isn't a sign of a good book, I don't know what is.

Plus you get to see what she looks like under that veil. I'm pretty sure you want to know.

Do yourself a favour and grab yourself a copy of Fairest as soon as possible.

You won't regret it.


Overall: 9/10
Plot: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
World Building: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 3/5