Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Another story of the Lunar Chronicles world which tells you all about Levana’s life before Cinder even turned up. Her story is finally told and the world finally knows what made her how she was, a story of love, war and deceit.
I would say this book is quite amazing. As much as I hate Levana, I think that her point of view was really fascinating. The complexity of her character was so different to all the other characters Marissa Meyer had written. Compare Levana to Cress, both so different yet both so amazing.
I read this book six months after I read Winter so I didn’t have a clear idea of what she was like in the first book in The Lunar Chronicles. Since it had been a while, I didn’t really know what Levana would turn into. It came to me as quite a shock.
I felt sorry for her at first because all she wanted was someone to love and be with. Her sister and parents weren’t helping at all, after all the horrific accident that Channary had enacted on her.
Another thing was that it told the story of Cinder and Winter. I had always been wondering what happened to those two before The Lunar Chronicles. What got me was that Levana wanted to love Winter and Cinder (Selene) but the things that happened in the past held her back. She thought that Selene would turn out like Channary so she feared the past would come back to haunt her.
It makes me think that what if Cinder wasn’t Cinder and she was Selene locked up in a tower like Cress, kept away from public eye thought to be dead. At first I didn’t think Levana would ever do such as thing. But she did.
Overall a great book and is a must read for all Lunar Chronicles fans out there! I recommend reading this before Winter as I think I would have been more involved with the story but you can do whatever you want!
I rate this book a 🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of five stars!
World After by Susan Ee (#2 Penryn & the End of Days)
A continuation of AngelFall, the first gripping novel in a brilliant trilogy. Penryn who just escaped from the aerie now must find Raffe and help him. Paige suddenly goes missing and all Penryn can think about is her sister and what may be happening to her. The streets are almost deserted and it looks as if everyone has gone into hiding, the angels are planning something. To get back at the humans for destroying their home.
You can find my review of the first book, Angel Fall, here.
I’ll start off by saying how much I loved this book. I loved it the same way I loved the first book. I was hanging on to every single word, it made me excited whenever Raffe was defending Penryn or visa versa. It was just so exciting. I didn’t want to sleep when I read this book. I just wanted to keep going.
Although we saw little of Raffe it made my heart flutter (Is that a thing?) every time he did turn up. I think Penryn got a little annoying. Its like “Hang on. Your sister is probably in the hands of an angel and you want to risk your life in this horrible apocalyptic world.” But I get it, the character still loves her sister and would chase her to the end of the earth even though it got a little repetitive.
There was one problem with this book though. The exact same problem the first book had. The author didn’t conclude it properly, either it was just a really mean cliff hanger or it just dragged me to want to read the third book (I think it was both). It again saddens me that I don’t have the next book waiting on my shelf, it would be great seeing all three books in a row and say that that trilogy was one of my favourites.
Overall, it was a good book. I recommend it to everyone! (Read the first book first though!) Anyone would like it and it is a twist on an apocalyptic story line. Ahh the angels will come and kill us all! Joking.
I rate this book a out of five stars!
Until next time!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
A boy, named Harry Potter was put under the ‘protection’ of his uncle Vernon, his Aunt Petunia and his terrible selfish cousin Dudley when he was just a small baby. They keep him in the dark about something very magical until his eleventh birthday where he will finally discover who he is and where he belongs.
All I have to say is that it was probably one of the best books I have ever read. If I read this when I was younger I would have enjoyed it so much more but since I have seen all the movies about ten times each, I know the story line.
I still loved the characters and I think that reading the book gave me a better insight on what else happens in the books that is not in the movies. It got me thinking about if Vernon and Petunia actually did like Harry or not. It would have been an interesting point if in secret they did actually care.
Hermione seemed so much smarter than depicted in the movies and Harry seemed much more adamant to get himself killed or put him and his friends in danger. It didn’t seem so evident in the movies. Look at me I am comparing the books to the movies…
I know everyone has probably already read Harry Potter but I just want to express my opinions on it… I hope the books get better and better every time. I am most excited for the Half Blood Prince. XD
I recommend this to every single one of you if you haven’t read it. Even if you know the story line. (Sorry about the irrelevant GIFs)
I give this book a 🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of five stars.