Book Talk: Fairest by Marissa Meyers

Hey, guys!
After I read Stars Above, I also had to pick up Marissa Meyer’s second book related to The Lunar Chronicles. So let’s talk about Fairest!

The Plot:

This book depicts the life of Levana, whom we encountered in The Lunar Chronicles. It shows us her childhood, relationship with her sister and Winter’s background. How did a sweet little girl turn into the evil queen?

The Rating:

After reading Stars Above, I dialed my hopes down a little for Fairest. In all honesty, I expected it to be another filler, written for the fans to make some more money with a series that’s already finished.
However, I was pleasantly surprised!

Fairest is actually a fascinating account of Levana’s background that is 100% worth reading. I don’t care if you hated Levana or rooted for her, pick up this book and check it out.

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T5T: bad ass females

Hello, lovely readers and welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
So here we go with 5 super bad ass female characters!

#1 – Hermione Granger:

Hermione is one of my all-time favorite characters and by far my most beloved on in the Harry Potter universe. She’s smart, she’s kind, she never backs down. What I love most about her is her drive to learn something new, to discover knowledge.

Hermione Granger (found on tumblr)

#2 – Daenerys Targaryen:

No list of bad ass female characters would be complete without Dany from the A Song of Ice and Fire series. She’s the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.
She’s not afraid of anything. And she won’t stop at anything to reach her goals.

Daenerys Targaryen (found on tumblr)
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T5T: Top 5 books that NEED to be a movie

Hello, lovely readers and welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
So here we go with 5 books that just need to be turned into movies!

#1 A Court of Thorns and Roses:

Well, I actually finished reading the entire series. Twice. I have a LOT of thoughts and feelings on this these books by Sarah J. Maas.
I didn’t like the first book as much as the rest of the series, but I think it would make for an awesome movie. It’s a bit like The Hunger Games but with faeries and a dash of fairy-tale.
There actually is an adaptation in planning (for a couple of years now), so I’ve got my hopes up.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (Cover from Goodreads)

#2 Throne of Glass:

As we are talking of Sarah J. Maas. After I was done with ACOTAR, I immediately picked up another series of books written by her. Book number one there is Throne of Glass. It also goes in the same direction: a strong female lead who is actually an assassin and super badass. So a big yes for a movie about that one.
However, once upon a time, it was said we’d get a Throne of Glass TV show. But that project seems to be currently dormant.

Throne of Glass (Cover from Goodreads)

#3 Rules of Magic:

This might be the best book I read in all of 2018. It’s a prequel to Practical Magic. Both novels are written by Alice Hoffman. Practical Magic already has a pretty famous movie adaptation, but Rules of Magic is ba far the more interesting story of those two books.
By the wait, it’s partially set in the ’60s, so I’d watch the movie for the soundtrack alone.

The Rules of Magic (Cover from Goodreads)
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Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #4)

Hey guys!
I finally reached the end of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. Winter is the fourth installment and I couldn’t wait to get started!

Winter by Marissa Meyer - Goodreads Cover

Winter by Marissa Meyer – Goodreads Cover


The Plot:
The final battle is drawing nearer. In the quest to bring Levana’s gruesome rule to an end, our heroes enlist a new ally: princess Winter. Levana’s stepdaughter has every cause to support the rebellion, and so joins our beloved team.
But will they be able to make it to Luna and prevent Kai’s and Levana’s wedding? And far more important: will Selene be queen?


The Rating:
I’ve mentioned it before but let me point out again how hard it is to pull off a fairy-tale retelling without making it feel like a cheap and unoriginal copy. Marissa Meyer certainly did a great job as she had already proved with the first three installments of The Lunar Chronicles. So was both excited and set to get to the final book, Winter which is loosely based on the fairy-tale Snow White.
Let’s get down to it! First of all, let me point out that the final part is absolutely fascinating and Meyer will have you holding your breath several times throughout the book. She came with many unexpected plot twists. Believe me, Winter has many surprises for you in store! Continue reading

Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #3)

Hey Guys!
After finishing Scarlet, I couldn’t wait to get started with the next installment in Marissa Meyer Lunar chronicles. So, let’s see whether Cress is just as good!

Cress by Marissa Meyer - Cover from Goodreads

Cress by Marissa Meyer – Cover from Goodreads


The Plot:
So far, our two storylines from Scarlet crossed paths and melted into one. However, shortly after Scarlet, Wolf, Cinder, Iko and Carswell continued their adventure together, we are introduced to someone new: Cress. She’s Queen Levana’s IT specialist, who can hack everything and surveils basically the whole earth for her. So how is she involved in this upcoming revolution? What side will Cress be on?


The Rating:
As usual, Marissa Meyer loosely based her story on a fairy-tale. This time, she was inspired by Rapunzel. You have no idea how creative Meyer is with the topic and delivers something completely new and fresh. She really is the only one how is able to pull off fairy-tale retellings! Continue reading

Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #2)

Hey Guys!
As you know, I’m currently making my way through Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. After I loved part one, Cinder, I couldn’t wait to get started with Scarlet, the second installment!

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - Cover from Goodreads

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Cover from Goodreads

The Plot:
While Cinder is sitting in prison after making a discovery that changed her life, somewhere in a little town in France Scarlet has her own problems. Her grandmother vanished without a trace and a mysterious stranger appeared in town. Is there a connection between them? And what has Scarlet’s grandmother to do with Cinder’s past?


The Rating:
Fairy-tale retellings are super hard to pull off, and very often are a huge disappointment. However, Marissa Meyer really surprised me with Cinder, so I had my hopes of for her Red Riding Hood inspired second installment of the Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet. Continue reading