My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary 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.
FAIREST ON AMAZON
A break to the plot line of the Lunar Chronicles, in order to learn more about the EVIL of the series.
"Fairest" is about Levana's story. We get to see the insides of Luna's Royal Court and honestly, I saw only rot and betrayal. No wonder everyone hodes behind their glamour, wanting, needing to look beautiful. And what's more you get to have a nice message passed through the prequel.
Levana has suffured much because of her sister and thanks to her life as a teenager, she becomes... well psychotic, murderous and hungry for power. Through her we get to see the young heroines, Cinder and Winter as also learn more about Winter's family. No wonder she almost looked crazy at "Cress".
The character of Levana is the type which got abused, looked down upon and grew to become the very type of the evil stepmother which would place the one from Disney to the 'good'ones. Despite the author's attempt to soothe Levana as a character, I didn't like her.
She used her powers for evil in the end and tried to justify her love through evil and bad thinkings. The book overall was marvelous on descriptions which stayed at the top of Meyer's writing but Levana as a character didn't even faze me, jugdging by what she did to the other books.
I will enjoy it cery, very much when the girls and company will kick her ass on "Winter". :)
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