Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Waiting on Wednesday #9: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I created the image above from a photo I took, and any other blog may use it if they link back to Gwen & Kate’s Library!

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Series: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 3.5

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Retold Fairy Tale, Romance

Description:

In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.
Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Gwen’s Comments: I was originally going to publish this post as a WOW for Winter, the fourth book in the series, but the lack of information made that difficult. Instead, I discovered that Fairest, book 3.5 in the series, is not the short story novella I was expecting. Unlike Glitches, The Queen’s Army, and The Little Android (which are all accessible free online to read, but I never bothered with), Fairest is 256 pages (instead of 20), and more of an actual novel. Although I’m a little disappointed the cover doesn’t match entirely (its beautiful, but a little too complicated compared to the others), I am very excited for the release of this book.

Publication Date: January 27th, 2015

What are your opinions on novellas — do you read the short online ones, or only the longer companion ones like I do? If you’re a fan of the Lunar Chronicles, will you read this book or just the main novels?

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17 comments on “Waiting on Wednesday #9: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

  1. SAY WHAT? I had no idea there was a novella for this series! How did I not know that? Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with novellas. I love to read them. BUT I get overwhelmed because it seems like just about every series has one or more these days. I just feel like I can’t keep up. Especially when they can cost $1.99 or $2.99 or even more each.

    WOW
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • gwenkate
      October 8, 2014

      Great comment — thanks! I’m so glad to have let people know about this book! And yes, novellas keep popping up everywhere — and usually authors that write them don’t stop with one! I like the free online ones :-) ~Gwen

  2. lulusrantsandreads
    October 8, 2014

    OH MY. I NEED THIS NOW!

    • gwenkate
      October 8, 2014

      A Lunar Chronicles fan, I assume? :-) Have you read all the other short stories as well? ~Gwen

      • lulusrantsandreads
        October 8, 2014

        Yes yes yes I am! But no I didn’t even know about the short stories. Oh my gosh. I have been saving Cress but I am finally itching to get to it. And now you guys give me more information. I swesr sometimes I live under a rock..

      • gwenkate
        October 8, 2014

        Haha! Glad to have helped — now you don’t need to save Cress any longer! I can’t wait for you to read it — it was my total favorite! ~Gwen

      • lulusrantsandreads
        October 8, 2014

        Thanks Gwen! :)

  3. Molly Mortensen
    October 9, 2014

    I mostly only read novellas if I already like the author. I know, I was shocked to find out that she added another book in. Apparently she was going to write a short during Nano last year, but it turned into a novel! :) I can’t wait for this either!

  4. Nyze
    October 10, 2014

    Oh! I’m definitely waiting for this. I so love this series! ♥ Great pick! ♥

    Here’s mine:
    Waiting on Wednesday: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)

    • gwenkate
      October 10, 2014

      Thanks! I like your WOW choice too – the cover of A Thousand Pieces of You is stunningly beautiful — I love the colors and the Arabian-esque cityscape! It’s on my to-read list! ~Gwen

      • Nyze
        October 10, 2014

        Let’s share thoughts once we’ve read this :)

      • gwenkate
        October 10, 2014

        Cool! We’ll do it for both books (once we read them… which might take a while considering they’re not even out yet)! :-) ~Gwen

      • Nyze
        October 10, 2014

        LOL! Or maybe other books that we’ve read :)

      • gwenkate
        October 10, 2014

        That seems more likely — what do you mean by “share” exactly? I’ll review it here of course, and read your reviews!

      • Nyze
        October 10, 2014

        Yeah. I’ll browse your reviews then I’ll just comment on those and perhaps my list of reviews would make you interested in some of them :)

      • gwenkate
        October 10, 2014

        Sounds good. Ugg – I’m scrolling through your fantastic blog now and clearly you are SO MUCH better at reading new releases than I am — Gates of Thread and Stone, Stolen Songbird, Snow Like Ashes, Winterspell — all have been very popular on Goodreads lately but I still have such a long list of older books to get to!

      • Nyze
        October 10, 2014

        Believe me. I am so behind of book reviews. Thanks for liking my blog :)

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