Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4.5
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 2nd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
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...
The greatest downfall of this book is that the ‘Winter Epilogue’ isn’t long enough. I need more adorable happiness!
This is a nice collection of novellas for the Lunar Chronicles fan. There’s a few stories we’ve already seen before (Glitches, The Little Android, The Queen’s Army, & Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky) but also five new stories, too, including Kai’s and Cinder’s first encounter from Kai’s POV (The Mechanic) and a super adorable epilogue (Something Old, Something New) for Winter (the book).
Let me tell you, I think I just giggled and smirked the entire time I read Something Old, Something New. I just loved seeing the whole gang getting their happily ever after! There’s not really any major story plot, instead it’s just a lot of cute fluffy happiness. It’s all gratuity and I loved it.
Overall the novellas were a nice addition that gives the main books a little more background. It’s a nice read when you’re having Lunar Chronicle withdrawal.
QUOTES! Because I love them ♥
“I heard of a tradition,” said Thorne, “where the guests are supposed to make a bunch of raucous noise outside of the bridal chambers on the wedding night, until you give us candy and send us away.”
Scarlet glared at him. “Yeah, please don’t do that.”
“Having fun down there?”
“Surprisingly, I sort of am. Turns out Thorne has a weird knack for this wedding thing. He says it’s because Cress has been pouring over wedding feeds for the past few months, but…I think he’s secretly enjoying it.”
Thorne’s voice booming from the sitting room: “Don’t mock a guy for having good taste!
“Scarlet finally built us a landing pad beside the hanger so Thorne would stop flattening her crops.” She glances toward the cockpit. “I hope he didn’t miss it.”
They could her Thorne’s growl from the cockpit. “I didn’t miss it!”
She smiled at him, feeling the hummingbird flutter of her own pulse. He smiled back.
“Aces,” said Thorne with a low groan. “They haven’t even kissed yet and they’re already making me nauseous.”
Find Marissa Meyer:
a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.