Stars Above

Marissa Meyer

Meyer, Marissa; Stars Above
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: 2-Feb-2016
Date Finished: 2-Jul-2016
Format: hardback
Pages: 369
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (#4.5)
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy, Sci-FI
ISBN: 9781250091840
Source: Barnes & Noble
Rating:5 star

‘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 nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
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.
The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
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 game called The Princess
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…” -Goodreads


There wasn’t a single short story in this collection that I didn’t love. They brought me back to the wonderful series, the Lunar Chronicles. The stories gave greater depth and insight into the characters of the series. Prior to picking up this book I had read a couple of the short stories through other means (the internet), but that didn’t stop me from devouring them again. Meyer’s writing style makes the words flow and the characters come to life. I would definitely recommend this to those who have read the Lunar Chronicles. If you haven’t read the series yet, these stories would make little sense.

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