Typically, when I have to wait for a long while between books in a series, I lose interest and drop it. But I am glad that I powered through to finish Meyer’s Lunar Chronicals (minus Fairest, which is still on my list). With this last book, it became very clear that Meyer had a solid, entertaining, and engaging story arc for the entire series, right from the first chapter of Cinder, and I really appreciate her efforts to (and successes in) reimagine these classic fairy tale waifs (Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White) as strong, capable, heroic leading women. The entire cast of characters, actually, is very well drawn. Not a two-dimensional character in sight.
As Thorne would say, this series is aces. Loved everything about it (except the cover art).
No. 15 on my challenge—best to get the longest book out of the way first.
This seemed like fun, so I stole it from HiddenStaircase. It’s rather self explanatory.
Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
Either Janet Evanovich or Sandra Brown. Don’t judge me. I am a voracious reader of all sorts.
Best Sequel Ever
A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs. Though technically not a sequel, it was the second book of his that I read about his family, and it is amazing. The portrait he paints of his father is chilling. And yet, I read Look Me in the Eye by his older brother John Elder Robison and, according to him, their father is totally sane. Nonetheless, they’re both great books.
Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una LaMarche. It’s absolutely hilarious. Also: a manuscript for work, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, though I admit I haven’t picked up either of the last two in a while.
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Thorne is my favourite character in the series so far. He’s the comic relief. I’m pretty excited for book four.
Love how she kept Cinder’s story going while focussing on a whole new set of characters. Red Riding Hood is bad ass.
Kendra wrote a review for this one, too.
I LOVE FAIRY TALES. I LOVE DYSTOPIAN WORLDS. And I’m pretty pumped that this version of Cinderella delves deeper than evil sisters and Prince Charming.
(So does my friend Kendra, and she actually writes hilarious reviews.)