Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection
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The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!
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.
Oh so great
These are good story's to read if your waiting or a way to pass time
Mediocre at Best
This addition to the series was not my cup of tea. I must say that Meyer's book became less and less interesting to me as the series progressed and this one followed suit. They weren't all bad, but considering how I enjoy a good back story, I thought I'd like them more.
My least favorite was "The Princess and the Guard". I simply don't like Winter. I think she's a weak character and a weak personality. It seemed to me that Meyer tried to make her too sympathetic and wound up making her, well, weak. I get the whole stand against using her gift, but felt the stand could've been something more productive and clever than going loony because she doesn't use her gift.
In " The Princess and the Guard", again, Winter had no strength of mind or character and her romantic feelings toward Jacin made me want to vomit. Everything about her is so cliche and to me, that doesn't make for good story. I made it maybe halfway through the story before skipping to the next. It didn't hold my attention whatsoever and I only got that far because I always try to stick it out.
I think the strongest story was "The Little Android". I really enjoyed seeing Meyer's take on "The Little Mermaid" and was especially pleased that she stuck with the original story rather than the Disney version (not that there's anything wrong with that one, it's just the general public don't often get to see the original versions). She really is quite creative and that is something I will always respect.