Monday, April 11, 2016

Stars Above

25689074From Goodreads:    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 Princess
The 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...

My Thoughts:

-    These short stories were fun and some of them really added to the series.

-    I loved the Michelle Benoit story. I've always found her past intriguing, and I love that we got this back story. It was a prequel to the whole series. Loved it!

-    I feel like the Carswell story wasn't really needed. I didn't learn anything new about him or his past.

-    The Little Mermaid Mech story was sweet and sad. I wonder if Meyer will ever create a full length novel for it.

-    I LOVED the last story. It was a little epilogue to the series, and I enjoyed every moment. I'm still unsure about how I feel about Wolf and Scarlet though. It is a bit on the brink of bestiality, and that is EW! Why did they have to mess with Wolf!?!?

Previous Lunar Chronicles Books
(click on the cover to see my thoughts)

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) 


  1. I can't decide if I'll bother with this one. I'm not a fan of novellas and if none of them are necessary I think I'm good. Unless I decide I want more of that world.

  2. I enjoyed most of the stories, but the last one was by far the BEST. I loved getting a glimpse of each of the characters and their futures. So fun!