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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.
During the course of the previous three books in the Lunar Chronicles we got to meet Levana, our evil queen which we all want to destroy. But now with Fariest we get to hear her side of story, a quite different one. This is a story about little girl, who grew as not really royal character, which is how we all know her. It's a story about little girl who was always second, from the start, second child and then later second in everything love, respect and what not. So it's not a surprise that her only wish was to be on top, but as no one did that to her, she took all in her hands.
First thing I want to mention as pro here is the writing. I have no idea what Marissa eats but you give me some of that. It's as always captivating and you're unable to stop once you start. What's more the story itself reveals in such manner that you get involved easily and you cannot wait to turn the page just so you could see what happens next. It's not only portrayal of Levana's character, but it tells you a lot about Luna.
Only thing that stopped me from giving this book 5 stars is the fact that I couldn't connect with Levana. I do understand her and feel compassion, but I couldn't support her decisions. That gets us back to that saying from the start of my review, as I can hardly find excuses for cruelty. We all carry our burdens, but they are not reason for mass destruction. Or at least they will never be for me. That is until someone gives me some power and then we shall see.
But I want to recommend you all to read this one before reading Winter, as this is also where her story starts.
Rating: 4 stars.
Until the next time,