Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4.5
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 2nd 2016
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The enchantment continues....
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
--The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The PrincessThe Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century...
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When we all thought the end was over, Meyer decided to give us just a bit more. I loved how we got to know the characters a little more.
I loved getting to know Michelle Benoit. Michelle Benoit is a character that I really wanted to get to know more and I got my wish. I was thankful Meyer gave me the chance. “The Keeper” spans across seven years. Benoit is given Cinder to protect, but then Scarlet comes to live with her. Scarlet being in the house makes things a lot more complicated. I really liked learning more about Scarlet too.
I got to learn about Cinder as a young cyborg. It is a scary world starting over and Cinder is also trying to figure out her cyborg parts.
The Queen’s Army:
This was intense. So many things happen to Wolf. Everything he went through made me want to give him a hug. The Queen’s Army is so intense and there is so much fighting.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky:
This story is about a young Thorne in high school. It felt like this story really sets up Thorne for the future. In a way it explains everything about him.
After Sunshine Passes by:
Nine year old Cress is so cute. I wanted to hug her and give her comfort. I think Cress’s point of view is really important. I really liked getting to know little Cress.
The Princess and the Guard:
Winter and Jacin grew up together and this story shows a little bit of that history. I really got to know WInte rin this story. meyer shared how Winter got her scars and why Winter doesn’t use her gift. I also got to see how protective Jacin is.
The Little Android:
I loved how Meyer created a little mermaid story that had all new characters. It was a surprise to see that Cinder was intertwined in this story also.
I really loved getting to see Kai’s point of view of his and Cinder’s first meeting. This was so cute. I love how they both stumble over meeting the other.
Something Old, Something New:
How Perfect! I love love love. I’ve been investing in these characters for so long and this is the perfect ending for them. It is hard to see these amazing characters go but they got a great story.