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fairest review

fairest by marissa meyer (the lunar chronicles, book 3.5)

overall rating: 3.8/5

characters: 4/5

character development: 3.5/5

world-building: 3.5/5

plot: 4/5

writing: 4/5

genre: YA, sci-fi


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.

my thoughts:

before i read this, i was wondering if it was really necessarily to the understanding of the story. in my opinion, it doesn’t contribute much to the actual plot, although it does explain a few events. however, i loved reading about levana’s backstory and why she becomes the person she is at the time of the other books. levana is such a complex character, and the way she thinks and feels is really interesting. she is pretty twisted, and she can be annoying at times, but i enjoyed seeing things from her perspective.

i feel like fairest lacked character development and world-building. levana does not change much over the course of the story, since the main reason her personality changes happens before the beginning of the story. as for world-building, i really liked the descriptions of luna, but a lot of things about luna aren’t explained. i wish there was more description about life on luna, especially in different areas of the planet.

finally, the writing style is pretty good, but nothing amazing. i personally think it’s a little simple, but it’s easy to read at least.

overall, fairest is an interesting book that i would recommend for all fans of the lunar chronicles.

goodreads || book depository

have you read this? what did you think?
here are a few bonus pictures of fairest because this book is honestly so gorgeous!

look at these beautiful endpages 😍 

pretty details:

thanks for reading!


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