The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
1. Cinder- 5 Stars
2. Scarlet- 5 Stars
3. Cress- 5 Stars
4. Winter- 5 Stars
Stars Above - 4 Stars
Wire and Nerve, Vol. 1 (Graphic Novel)- 4 Stars
It all starts with Cinder, a retelling of Cinderella. Where Cinderella is a cyborg. (Please don't leave. I promise, it is not as weird as it sounds.)
And the Scarlet. Which I LOVED. Its so rare to find sequels that are as good as the first book. (This one, some might say, is better.) Mostly because we meet Scarlet. And Thorne. (Don't forget Thorne)
This is also the book that will change your emotional outlook on tomatoes.
Yep. As in the round, red vegetable.
Cress is where we meet a space hacker. And this series version of Rapunzel. And some major stuff happens....
People are lost and people are found. People are kidnapped. (Don't worry. They put him back.) Hearts are broken and ships are built. Tears are spent. Oh, and heart eyes. A lot of heart eyes.
And then Winter. (which has the prettiest cover ever, BTW) Winter is actually my favorite book in the whole series! So no worries about "books that end the series and don't meet your expectations and you cry" thing. Though I cannot guarantee that their will be no tears!
Everything is tied of very nicely, a missing finger club is formed, please don't cry! There is still Stars Above and Wires and Nerve Vol. 1
One of the reasons I like this series is because it is a mixture of Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Fairy Tale retelling and YA.
So you've got the space ships and lunar colonies and droids and cyborgs, but not the huge info dumps that seem to be in the more classic Sci-Fi.
And the world is futuristic Earth which is fun.
And the fairy tale retelling bit! I love how Marissa Meyer weaves in the old story line with the new so you're constantly going "Oh! I see! That's the pumpkin carriage!"
(Except the pumpkin carriage bit only happens once. So you're actually only saying that once.)
Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella, as I've already mentioned.
Scarlet is a Little Red Riding Hood retelling, Cress is a Rapunzel Retelling and Winter is based off of Snow White.
And I love how her retellings are based off the original stories, rather then the Disney versions. (Though I can see a bit of a Eugene/Rapunzel showing in "Rapunzel" and "Her Prince's" personalities....)
And for all you people who have read TLC, you really need to find Wires and Nerve, the new graphic novel. It happens after Winter (and before that one scene in Stars Above) and if you wanted to see more of Iko and "that one guard" (Kinney) NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
(Vol. II comes out in January....I think)
If you have read The Lunar Chronicles, feel free to fangirl with me in the comments.
If you haven't read it...then what are you waiting for?