This was a prequel to the Lunar Chronicles series, as it is the story of the villain of the series, however, I think it is better to read it after reading Cress, as everything that happens in it will make much more sense.
I loved this book because it seems to explain Levana as a character a little bit more. For the first half you feel some sympathy for her because she doesn’t seem to know any better. However, this wasn’t one of those books that tries to make the villain as just some misunderstood person, rather it shows Levana’s progression into the villain that she is in the Lunar Chronicles.
Marissa Meyer does a good job of showing the readers more of Levana’s background, as well as the world of Luna, which I think the last Lunar Chronicles book is supposed to take place there. It was interesting to read about past events that are briefly mentioned in the Lunar Chronicles and it made me want to read Winter right away, unfortunately I had to wait for November 10th like everybody else. But I finally read it, and it was so good!
As I’ve said already, this is another great novel from Marissa Meyer. It is shorter than the other novels, and it is a little bit darker because it is dealing with Levana’s back story but it is still really good. I am giving it 4/5 stars.
I listened to the audiobook and Rebecca Soler continues to be a fantastic narrator and I hope she gets to narrate more Marissa Meyer books in the future.
Janelle L. C.
P.S. If you have any book recommendations, let me know and I will check them out. 🙂