Title: Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky (The Lunar Chronicles #2.5); After Sunshine Passes By; The Princess and the Guard; Something Old Something New
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Felwel andFriends 2016
Genre: YA Scifi
Pages: 39; 21; 61; 56
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Fairytale Retelling
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.
“Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky” — A cute little story featuring Thorne’s childhood. I loved reading about the expansion of a story Cress learned in her research.
“After Sunshine Passes By” — More insight into the history of the various characters. This time we get to learn more about Cress and her childhood. Sibyl Mira is as scary as ever in this story…
“The Princess and the Guard” — My favorite story of the entire book. I loved learning more about the relationship between Winter and Jacin. The story shows us the depth of their relationship and sheds some light onto where their character’s are at when we meet Jacin aboard Sibyl Mira’s ships. A great short story!
“Something Old Something New” — A nice epilogue story for the series. It was great seeing all the main characters again. Plus we get some development in their stories. My only disappointment was not enough Winter and Jacin in this story. They were my favorites!
The Lunar Chronicles
- #0.5 Glitches
- #0.6 The Little Android
- #1 Cinder
- #1.5 The Queen’s Army
- #2 Scarlet
- #2.5 Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky
- #3 Cress
- #3.5 Fairest
- #3.6 Stars Above
- #4 Winter