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Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection

Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection

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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 six stories - two of

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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 six stories - two 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.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, April 2016 (Vol. 39, No. 1) - Meghann Meeusen
Meyer complements her Lunar Chronicles series with Stars Above, a collection of nine short stories, including five new tales (as well as four stories previously released online). This variety of short pieces enriches the series, using several different approaches to add to Meyer’s fantasy world and its fascinating characters. “The Mechanic,” for example, toys with perspective by describing Cinder and Kai’s first meeting from his point of view, while several prequels delve into character backstories and provide more detail to incidents alluded to in Meyer’s other works. Many of the stories explore childhood experiences to develop characterization, and in a few instances, the tales consider some of the questions of selfhood and social responsibility that Meyer’s full-length novels delve into more deeply. An especially unique inclusion is the previously released “The Little Android,” which diverts from the Lunar Chronicles’s cast of characters (except a brief interaction with Cinder) to offer an enchantingly unique Little Mermaid retelling. Most popular, however, is likely to be the title piece “Something Old, Something New (or Stars Above),” which provides an epilogue to Winter (Feiwel & Friends, 2015/Voya 2015) by describing Scarlet and Wolf’s wedding, an event that reunites the key characters of the series and is sure to delight fans. While most of these short stories cater toward audiences already familiar with the Lunar Chronicles, those who have enjoyed Meyer’s sci-fi fairy tale retellings will relish the chance to dip their toes more deeply into this rich world. Reviewer: Meghann Meeusen; Ages 11 to 18.
School Library Journal
04/01/2016
Gr 8 Up—In this short story collection, recommended to those who have already read the author's Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter, readers will be delighted to learn more about the history of their favorite "Lunar Chronicles" characters. Each of the nine entries provides further context, characterization, and world-building to the popular, best-selling series. The introductory stories show how baby Princess Selene ends up in the care of Scarlet's grandmother and describe her early life with the Linh family. From there, readers witness Z taken from his Lunar home as a child to fight in Queen Levana's wolf army, and then peek into Carswell's childhood as he uses his charm to persuade his classmate to tutor him in math. Readers will sympathize with Cress and the shells who are forced to donate blood for Lunar research, and then cheer Princess Winter on in her battle to keep her sanity while refusing to use her gift. The final tale takes place two years after Winter and begins with the group reuniting in France for Scarlet and Wolf's wedding. With the monarchy abolished on Luna and peace between Luna and Earth on its way, this collection ends with a happily ever after for everyone. VERDICT This companion title will not disappoint fans and will make a worthy addition to libraries where the "Lunar Chronicles" are popular.—Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250091840
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Publication date:
02/02/2016
Series:
Lunar Chronicles Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Marissa Meyer is the USA Today- and New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and Fairest: Levana's Story. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband.

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