The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
I loved all of this; seeing my beloved character's pasts, getting a deeper explanation for their development, was all kinds of fantastic. From little Winter and Jacin playing in the palace to meeting Scarlet's grandmother properly, as Michelle shelters young Cinder, all of these short stories had something to offer into the world and my favourite characters.
And it all came together for the epilogue, where we see them all once again, preparing for Scarlet and Wolf's wedding. I just completely fell in love with them and their world all over again, desperate to give them all a giant hug and re-read this series.
Seeing more from these characters and the world reinforces this as one of my favourite ever series of books, as Meyer explores their background, how they came to develop into the characters we recognise and how this world changed them, for better or worse. All in all, a brilliant collection that just adds to my love.
Published 3rd February 2016 by Feiwel and Friends.