Currently Reading #43
Name: Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles 0.1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Number of Pages: 256 pages in Hardcover
Published: January 27th 2015
by Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance,
Science Fiction, Retellings,
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.
Oh wow! The wait is finally over. I didn’t get this on its birthday since I was broke then. Lol! But I’ve grabbed it the moment I’ve got enough funds to cover at least the kindle edition. I’ll get the hard copy later. It might take forever to get to the Philippines too so nahhh! 😀 I’M SO EXCITED! 😀 Anyway, here’s a five star, three star and one star review respectively. Got them from book lovers on Goodreads.
I’ve read a lot of reviews that the book is actually too dark, but still a lot find it so amazing. I guess nothing would make me hate the book. Unless if it will drastically borders to boring and of course erotic which is so impossible. Lol! Hmm.. Let’s see. Happy reading to me for now! Book review to follow.
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader, where we share the first sentence (or so) of the books we are reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Here’s the book’s beginning:
“She was lying on a burning pyre, hot coals beneath her back.
White sparks floated in her vision but the mercy of unconsciousness wouldn’t come.
Her throat was hoarse from screaming.”
Ooohh.. Pretty intense way to start a book. It’s obvious that they’re burning her alive and I can vividly recall the smell of burning flesh when I’ve gone through a warts removal procedure. Ew. The excruciating pain of scorching skin. So I think I pretty much understand why she’s hoarse from screaming. I’m sure that hurt a lot. Right? 😦
What do you think of the book’s beginning? You could share book beginnings on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Book Beginnings on Fridays so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read. Come on! Join us! 😀