March 2, 2015

Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #3.5) (Jan. 2015)
222 pages
Genre: Young Adult/ Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Publisher:Feiwel & Friends
Source: The Library.
Purchase:Barnes & Noble|The Book Depository|Amazon
Goodreads Summary: 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.


Fairest is a must read for all of those Lunar Chronicles fans out there. If anything you should read this book just to help ease the pain of having to wait until winter for Winter to come out since it isn't set to release until November. November! Sigh. I miss me some Thorne. Anyway...

Were you ever curious about Queen Levana? Seriously though, who isn't? I mean how can someone be that crazy? That mean? That straight up evil? Read Fairest and see for yourself who Levana really is.

I originally was expecting Meyer to use this book to try to get us fans to feel differently for Levana. Maybe even get us to dole out the sympathy card for her. My dear friends, that just doesn't happen. Even at times when you think just maybe you can understand where Levana is coming from, you really can't.

"There was an ache in her stomach, perhaps left over from the horrible dream. Or she supposed it could have been sadness, but that was doubtful." - pg. 7

Fairest shows us just how twisted, lonely, sad, and crazy Levana really is. I loved getting to know her when she was younger. I think she starts out at the age of 15 in Fairest. I just wanted to shake some sense into that girl, but I did really like getting this background on her. I liked getting to really know the evil Queen. This was a solid addition to the series.

Read Fairest and see how twisted Levana really is. See where she came from. It may not be as epic as the other books in this series, but you won't regret reading Fairest.


  1. this book was so intense. I loved it. Real dark and twisted.

  2. I really enjoyed getting to know why L is the way she is. I felt like this book also gave me some real insight into Lunar's society, we've only been granted glimpses before.

    1. I agree. It was a good addition to the Lunar Chronicles.

  3. Well said! Levana is on the crazy train for sure! I cannot wait for Winter, I loved the background as well and learning how she become the way she is.

    1. Levana is 100% on the crazy train. haha I feel like we have been waiting forever for Winter!!!!

  4. Novellas can be really hard to do right, but it seems like Meyer has it all pegged down! I am currently reading Cinder at the moment and am fifty pages in - and loving it so far :3

    1. I hope you enjoy the series! I am not a big novella person but this one was wonderful. I think each Lunar Chronicles book gets better and better. :D

  5. I'm not sure why I haven't read this one yet since I pre-ordered it and it is sitting on my shelves. Maybe because I find comfort in knowing that I have something to read while I wait for Winter...

    1. It is a little weird you haven't read this one yet. It probably wouldn't hurt though to wait a little longer since Winter doesn't come out until FOREVER. lol


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