A Lunar Chronicles Short Story Collection – Stars Above {Review}

Posted August 11, 2016 in Reading, Review / 4 Comments

A Lunar Chronicles Short Story Collection – Stars Above {Review}Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4.5
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (2016)
Hardcover (369 pages)
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Also by this author: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress
Also in this series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress
Reading Challenges: 2016 Retelling Challenge, 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

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?
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.
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The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….
The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.
The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.
The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess
The Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.
Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century...

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My Review

Stars Above is a short story collection from the Lunar Chronicles universe. It has nine stories in it. Some of these stories were originally published at the back of Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress. Others were completely new.

Seven of the short stories are prequels about our favorite character: Cinder, Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, Thorne, Winter, and Jacin. One of the stories retells The Little Mermaid and one is an epilogue to Winter.

Basically, these short stories are great and I loved them. They give us more backstory and then the epilogue we’ve all been waiting for.

amanda

Were you as sad as I was that The Lunar Chronicles is really over now?

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4 responses to “A Lunar Chronicles Short Story Collection – Stars Above {Review}

  1. I kind of really enjoy novellas or short collections of stories because even though they are cruel and you have to buy them separately they give you so much insight! Glad this was worth the read for you Amanda 😀

    • This was definitely a collection to give more insight. I really enjoyed seeing these characters again and I can’t believe the series is really over.

      Thanks for stopping by!