Recently I started playing a space edition of Dungeons and Dragons with my boyfriend, who in turn, asked me if I had any good recommendations for some science fiction that takes place in space. The first thing that came to mind was this series and after he started listening to the audiobook of the first book, I, of course, started my reread and this is what is prompting this week’s Flashback Friday!
Please keep in mind that Flashback Friday reviews are based on reread books. They most likely will contain spoilers as the books have already been released for some time. This is your only warning if you want to avoid spoilers for these books.
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy Retelling
Book 1 – Cinder – 400 pages
Book 2 – Scarlet – 254 pages
Book 3 – Cress – 552 pages
Book 4 – Winter – 827 pages (my god, that’s a jump…)
Novellas – Fairest and Stars Above were not read in my reread
PART OF A SERIES?:
The Lunar Chronicles
2012 to 2015
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Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker – unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long. Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?
I always knew that I loved this series but it had been some time since I read them, Winter being the last one I read when it came out in 2015, nearly three years ago. Rereading them in the past few weeks or so reminded me how much I really do love it and its really cemented the series as one of my favorites of all times.
Marissa is so good at mixing science fiction with romance and fairy tale. She is so good at taking elements of the original stories and interweaving them with this brand new story. I love fairy tales and I love science fiction but I think I love rebellion stories even more and this has all of that.
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