Fairest by Marissa Meyer Review

fairstFairest by Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles Book 0.5/Prequel

Queen Levana’s Story

Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi

Summery from Goodreads

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.

My Review

If you haven’t read the first three books in the Lunar Chronicles don’t read this book until after you have read them as it has spoilers and will impede your enjoyment of it.

This is Queen Levana’s story. It is not a happy story or even a pleasant story. I found myself equal parts angered,horrified,and disgusted with the character of Levana. I found her more deranged and twisted then I ever imagined. While reading this book I felt I was getting a look into the mind of an evil,unstable,delusional killer. Getting a look into the mind of the villain is never easy or pleasant. It is not a mind I wish to visit again yet at the same time I do. I have always been fascinated by evil become I can’t understand it. I doubt anyone who isn’t evil themselves can.

The more Levana tried to justify her actions the more I despised her. She reminds of every killer I have ever seen on T.V. telling their side of the story but she is more truthful and open as you are inside her head in way you can never be inside their’s. I enjoyed getting a closer look at the Lunar Society and let’s just say they are the kinda people I would never want to meet. Seeing the characters from the first three books younger was my favorite part. There are some likable even lovable characters in this book but they are being seen throw the eyes of the heroine who is an insane psycho so some of their goodness is sometimes lost.

Overall I highly recommend this book to fans of the Lunar Chronicles. You will see Levana in a way you have never seen her before. More heartless and soulless.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Content Rating: PG-13

I know this really isn’t a great review to post on Valentine’s Day but I finally could put my feelings for this book into words.

Happy Reading Y’All

The Reading Rebel

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