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Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Surprise Addition to the Lunar Chronicles)

fairestIf you want to read my reviews of the first two books in the Lunar Chronicles, click HERE.

Omigosh… just O-M-G, there are no words for the squee here right now. Marissa Meyer has written a prequel of sorts to the Lunar Chronicles series. A surprise story for all of us who have wondered… why is Queen Levana so evil?!

“I’m thinking of this book almost as a gift to the readers who have become so involved in the world and the characters: ‘Here’s this thing you weren’t expecting!’ ” Meyer says of Fairest, which she’ll be discussing during a live Google video chat for fans on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/6 PT. (x)

I adore this series. Remember? And am so excited about the fourth and final book coming out November 2015, called Winter. Now based upon the information released today, fans of the Lunar Chronicles will really need to read Fairest before the final novel. (Which makes it actually five books total!)

Fairest begins when Levana is 15 years old and covers about 10 years of her life, ending about a decade before Cinder is set.

For years, Meyer has been telling readers that Levana is psychotic but for good reasons, and the book promises to reveal those as well as delve into her psyche and the factors in her life that led her to want to rule Earth.

When fans first meet her, the author says, “she’s showing signs of crazy, but in large part that’s because she’s grown up in a really poisonous household and she has a very cruel older sister who’s been mentally and physically abusive to her her whole life.

Hmmm… sounds like Queen Levana has had her own fairy tale life where she was the heroine. An interesting concept given how much I loathe her in the Lunar Chronicles so far. Is this a story of letting the bad influence you to be badder or will all be revealed in a happily ever after?

Tags: book review, books, fangirlish, marissa meyer

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