Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection
The Lunar Chronicles
The enchantment continues….
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?
A Collection of short stories set within the Lunar Chronicles universe. Some of the stories had previously been available to read, but I never read them. I usually don’t read the in between stories, but it’s hard to resist when it’s The Lunar Chronicles and they are gathered together in such a pretty book. Overall I think it was an excellent collection.
Damn, this one just broke my heart. You get to know Michelle Benoit a lot better and see young Scarlet, and it was just so sad knowing how it ends.
I enjoyed seeing Cinder’s arrival to the Linh household, but Cinder isn’t my favorite POV character. It definitely cemented my hatred of Adri and Pearl, and made me sad that poor Peony had to die.
The Queen’s Army
I’m sorry but I’m just not the biggest fan of Wolf, especially on his own. I like him a lot more in relation to Scarlet. But this one was a bit sad and very enlightening as to how Wolf became the Alpha and what it was like for him to be taken from his parents at such a young age.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky
Ugh. I just love Carswell Thorne. Even when he is a jackass teenager. If I didn’t know how his character develops, I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it this much. Plus, it was really nice to see his parents and how they must have influenced his behavior. Thorne is my ultimate Lunar Chronicles boyfriend.
After Sunshine Passes By
Poor Cress. My favorite female character and her story is so sad. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be all alone for so long. It’s a wonder she stayed as sane as she did. I just love her so much.
The Princess and The Guard
This story was great and it made me love Winter even more. She is just such a strong character and Jacin and Winter are my 2nd favorite ship in this entire series. Plus it made me hate Levana even more (and I didn’t know that was possible)
The Little Android
I read the entire book in order, except for this story. I just wanted to continue with the characters I already knew and finally get to the epilogue, so I skipped over this one and came back to it when I was finished. I think it was such a wonderful Little Mermaid retelling, and NOT the Disney version! I was actually so surprised by how much I did enjoy it. Plus the cameos helped a lot. I love cameos.
I’m not a huge fan of Kai or his POV either but I did really love seeing their first meeting from his perspective. It actually made me like them as a couple a bit more.
Something Old, Something New
Perfect Epilogue is Perfect. There is nothing else I have to say. This was absolutely wonderful and totally worth it all! I would have bought this book simply for this story alone.
Taken all together, the average star rating becomes 3.8, so I rounded up to 4!