Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: January 2015
Length: 6 hrs, 36 min
Source: Audiobook from publisher
Series: Lunar Chronicles, Book 3.5?
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.Things I Liked:
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.
I adore these retellings, though this one was a lot shorter and maybe not quite as complete a story as I would have liked. I guess it's more like a novella. It doesn't actually retell the whole Snow White story (as I assume Winter will be more along those lines), but the story behind the evil queen of that tale. I felt very sorry for Levana throughout the book, and I found myself very sad at the choices she made. I listened to this on audio, and I thought the narrator, Rebecca Soler, was good but not great. I also own a hard copy, cause I'm like that. I am excited to get to the next book (only a few weeks)!
Things I Didn't Like:
Too short :). I found the narrator's voice was really great at young girls tones, but her male voices were...not good. It sounded like a teenage girl's diary read aloud. Which, I guess it kind of was.
Start with Cinder by Marissa Meyer
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
Overall rating: ****
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