This is one of my favorite series that I have read in the last few years, this series consists of 6 books and a graphic novel that just recently came out! this review is for all of the books and I will be reviewing them separately in this post. (No spoilers)
Cinder (#1 of the lunar chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl….
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
First off I would like to say how beautiful is this cover art??? omg its beautiful, second who wouldn’t want to read about a Cyborg Cinderella?
I am not going to lie this cover is the reason why I picked up this book in the first place! I love this book and this series so darn much that i suggest it to anyone who asks for a suggestion of a great series! It is a Young Adult (Ya) book but it truly is a well written book and keeps you engaged threw out the book! Cinder is a badass Cyborg who lives with her “stepmom” and her two daughters and also with her sidekick of a robot Iko. Its based in a futuristic city in New Beijing.
When Cinder meets Prince Kai and when one of her step sisters get the letumosis plague her whole world changes. she ends up learning more about her past and how she ended up becoming a Cyborg and needs to save everyone from Queen Levana the Queen of the colony Luna on the Moon who wants to Marry Kai and take over Earth!
Scarlet (#2 the Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison – even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.
When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Scarlet is the second book in the Lunar chronicles series, after Teaming up with Captain Thorn, Cinder ends up meeting Scarlet and wolf after tracking down Scarlet’s grandmother. Scarlet’s grandmother has answers to Cinders past, only come to find out that she got kidnapped by Rin genetically-modified Lunar special operatives leader. Cinder finds out that she actually stayed in Scarlet’s Grandmothers house when she first became a Cyborg. (Scarlet was written based off of Little Red Ridding Hood)
Cress (#3 of the lunar chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
In this third audiobook in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
In this book Cinder meets Cress after contacting her from their space ship called the rampton. Cress lived her whole life on a Satellite probe in space, where she was put there by Queen Levana’s royal right hand Sybil. After Cinder and her friends try to rescue Cress from the probe, they get separated and stuck in a desert. Cress is based off of Rapunzel.
Fairest (#4 lunar chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.
Who is the Fairest of them all?
Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her “glamour” to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told . . . until now. New York Times –bestselling author Marissa Meyer reveals the story behind her fascinating villain in Fairest, an unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes a special full-color image of Levana’s castle and an excerpt from Winter, the exciting conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles.
This book is actually kind of a prequel to Cinder. this book is mostly about Queen Levana growing up on Luna and how she ended up becoming queen and how she became the Evil queen she is. this book isnt really needed to be read since it is basically a prequel but it does give you insight into Queen Levana and her stepdaughter Winter. (Queen Levana is based off of the Evil Queen in Snow White)
Winter (#5 lunar chronicles) Marissa Meyer
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
In this novel Cinder goes up to Luna and meets Princess Winter, who is loved by all of her people because of her love and caring for everyone. Winter is the step Daughter of Queen Levana and is from Lunar but doesnt use her special Lunar Ability and it ends up affecting her badly because of it. This is the book where they describe the moon colony called Luna, and takes a glimpse into what happens on luna. (winter is base off of Snow White)
Stars Above (#6 lunar chronicles) Marissa Meyer
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 six stories – two of which have never before been published – and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
This book is actually a whole bunch of short stories from the lunar chronicles universe that wasnt published anywhere else. there really isnt much else to say about this book except its a great read to the lovers of this series and is a must read.