Review: Stars Above

Stars AboveStars Above by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.

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.

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 young Winter and Jacin playing a game called the Princess and the Guard…

The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.

The 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…

If you can’t let go of the Lunar Chronicles universe just yet, this is the book for you. Containing 9 short stories set in the universe, pertaining to the characters, the stories are varied in theme – from the adorable Carswell being a young entreprenuer in school, Kai’s first meeting with Cress, and the wedding of the century, to the hearbreaking story of why Winter stopped using her gift, Wolf’s induction in the army and a particularly poignant retelling of The Little Mermaid with an android – these stories are, in a way, enriching the universe of the Lunar Chronicles. I need not say about the beautiful writing and brilliant storytelling of the series, because at this point it would be just me gushing about it.

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