Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5
Published by Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan Audio on January 27,2015
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Length: 6 hours 36 minutes
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.
I really love getting into the mind of the bad guys and Fairest is no exception. Marissa Meyer did a really great job with Queen Levana’s story. One of my concerns going in was that I was going to get all conflicted about thinking of Levana as the bad guy – that didn’t happen. I do understand her a lot better and even feel a little sorry for her – she didn’t exactly get dealt the best cards – but at the same time, she CHOOSE badly over and over. So I’m not conflicted, just better informed and potentially more understanding.
I’m super excited to see how Winter will pick up the story – will we start where Cress left off or will there be a connection to Fairest‘s earlier time line? I technically could have found out since there’s a sneak peak at the end of Fairest, but I really didn’t want to get started and not be able to continue. So I’m waiting till the fall…
Oh and, as always, Rebecca Soler knocked her performance out of the park. I’m so glad she narrated this, even though it was only a novella and not a full length novel. Reading it just wouldn’t be the same!