“I will accept any amount of monsters my mind wants to give me, but I will not become a monster myself.”
Read in May 2016
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
After reading two thousand eight hundred and five pages of the Lunar Chronicle I can tell that I’m fully satisfied with this series. This book answered the question I had, it fulfilled my curiosity and even more! Now I’ve read this more than a month ago, it’s kind of blurry in my mind so I’ll try my best but will mostly rely on my notes (thankfully I wrote things down while reading because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have been able to write nor rate this book)
The Keeper: 4 Stars. I really liked to read from Michelle Benoit point of view, she already intrigued me in Scarlet, and I had the feeling that I didn’t have enough of her. That there were more to her story that needed to be said to understand The Lunar Chronicle. Now I’m complete.
Glitches: 4.5 Stars. This part didn’t make me like Pearl nor Adri more. On the contrary. They both are mean and resentful and cruel girls. They didn’t deserve to be surrounded by good people such as Mr Linh or Cinder or Peony. Oh Peony, I would give the world to this sweet princess. I love her so much. She should have had a more important role in those books.
The Queen’s Army: 3 Stars. Wolf is not really my cup of tea. I think it was one of the characters I liked the least (I liked him nonetheless, but less than the others. This novella is one of the only parts I wasn’t curious about when I finished TLC.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: 4.5 Stars. I love Carswell, so even if this novella wasn’t expected from me, it was so refreshing! I know the quote is from another novella in the same book, but I wanted to put it here anyway.
Wolf took a step closer so that he towered over Scarlet, creating what could have been a moment of intimacy if the room hadn’t been so crowded. “So? Will you marry me?”
Scarlet started to smile.
“Wait. Before you answer that,” said Thorne, gesturing around the room, “you should know that the store where we got all this stuff doesn’t take returns.”
Casting her gaze skyward, Scarlet said, “Well, in that case. Yes. Yes, of course I will.” Her eyes glimmered as she draped her arms over Wolf’s shoulders. His hands spread out across the sash at her waist and he bent toward her—
But just before their lips touched, Thorne thrust his hand in between them, receiving dual kisses on his fingers. Wolf and Scarlet jerked back.
“Slow those rockets,” said Thorne. “I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure we’re not to the kissing part yet.” He pried Scarlet away from Wolf, who growled low in his throat, and ordered, “Places, everyone!”
After Sunshine Passes: 3 Stars. I love Cress, but this part was a bit boring…
The Princess & the Guard: 5 Stars. Loved it, loved it, loved it. This part was sooo great! It was a needed novella that answered one of my main questions: “Why Winter decided to stop using her Lunar gift?” Also, it gave us insight into the beginning of her relationship with Jacin. This was perfection, I got the feels, I’m telling you!
“I will accept any amount of monsters my min wants to give me, but I will not become a monster myself.”
The Little Android: 3 Stars. Honestly, I didn’t understand the purpose of this novella. I know it was supposed to be a “The Little Mermaid” retelling, and yet it was cute, I didn’t connect with the main character. Sorry.
The Mechanic: 4.5 Stars. Cinder and Kai’s first meeting under Kai’s POV was one of the things I expected in this novella! I was so glad that my wish was granted by Marissa Meyer. They really seem like they were Meant To Be!
Something Old, Something New: 5 Stars. LAST BUT NOT LEAST: The best part of this book! It was so emotional, and sweet, and funny also (it had to, with Thorne). I LOVE weddings, and I NEEDED to have an insight into everyone’s HEA. It’s vital to me to know that the characters I followed for so long are still okay in the end (especially because here things were kind of unsure). This novella gave me a piece of peace and quietness.
Winter stood and wrapped her arms around Scarlet’s waist. “She’s in the stars,” she whispered. “Jacin and I saw her when we were in the sky, and she was smiling down at you, and so very, very proud.”
To conclude, Stars Above was the perfect conclusion to this amazing series. It gave me everything I needed and filled my head with hope, love and cuteness.
Have you read this book? What did you think about it?