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Fairest
Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story | Marissa Meyer
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!Mirror, mirror, on the wall.Who is the Fairest of them all? Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her "glamour" to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different storya story that has never been told . . . until now. New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer reveals the story behind her fascinating villain in Fairest, an unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes a special full-color image of Levana's castle and an excerpt from Winter, the exciting conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles.
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Oldschool_millenial
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Flashback to previous read.

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Oldschool_millenial
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Oh man this was a roller coaster. Young Levana's loneliness and self loathing was similar to a loneliness I experienced when I was younger, and every step of her changing from a lonely, abused and naive girl into a gaslighting, selfish hypocrite had me whispering "No Levana...."
You may not despise this series villain any less, but you will pity her just a little-and I think that's the point.
And this audio incl'd the first few chapters of Winter!

Paperback.Propensity I love this series! 3w
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Oldschool_millenial
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Whoops! Barrelled through Books 2 and 3 without posting. I decided to experience the series like readers would have as the books came out, so Fairest was next. Having a hard time with this choice because I'm impatient to read Winter. Plus Levana's backstory is pretty heartbreaking.
I HAVEN'T READ WINTER, NO SPOILERS!
I love Marissa Meyer's writing soooo much. Favorite thus far has to be Scarlet just for one little scene....👇

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dustys_bookshelf
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I loved learning more about Levana‘s story and developing her character even more.

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Book_yogi
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Mehso-so

I first read Lunar Chronicles back in 2016 and hated Levana enough I decided to not read Fairest. Flash forward and Epic Reads has a weekly challenge and this week is Novella so I thought I am far enough away from this series to read Fairest. I still hate Levana...maybe even more now. She. Is. The. Worst.

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alisonrose
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Definitely glad I read this before Winter, as I now see what people mean about it deepening your understanding of Levana. A fast-paced read, brutal at times. Appreciate that it‘s clear we‘re only meant to see her suffering as something of an explanation for her later cruelty, not an excuse. Did feel a bit repetitive & I‘m not thrilled about sexual assault used as a plot device, but this was good backstory & now I‘m more eager for Winter! 🍎3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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If you told me a member of the Trump administration said this, I‘d 100% believe you.

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alisonrose
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I already had Winter on my TBR shelves and really want to get to it soon, but I definitely wanted to read this bridge book first. You don‘t *have* to, but when I asked around, most people said it was best to do so, and I want to read the full series so might as well do it in the recommended order! #nowreading

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Molly_the_mezzo
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I did this one a little out of order; it‘s #3.5 and I read it after #4. It doesn‘t suffer from that, however. It was interesting to hear Levana‘s perspective. In this, she is still every bit a monster, but she is also a sad and lonely little girl.

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wideeyedreader
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#ayupaugust Sometimes I wish I could yell #dontmarryher at the man seduced by evil queen Levana, but it wouldn‘t work either way...

squirrelbrain I haven‘t read this but I can just imagine you yelling at your book! 🤣🤣 4mo
wideeyedreader @squirrelbrain Lol I have done that before! 4mo
Cinfhen Ha!! My daughter used to yell “Don‘t bite the apple” every time I read her Snow White❤️ 4mo
wideeyedreader @Cinfhen Awww that‘s so cute! 4mo
Cinfhen 🍎🧙‍♀️😜 4mo
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Bookgoil
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Who is the fairest is them all?
Snow White may not be my favorite princess but I still love her story and fairy tale. I‘ve watched all of Once Upon a Time and love that the story is a part of the Lunar Chronicles.
Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
Mine is Belle for obvious reasons I would think. 😊📚 #fairytale

BookwormAHN Also Belle 📖 4mo
Butterfinger I miss Rumpelstiltskin so much. I loved that character so much I named my cat Rumpel. I don't have a favorite princess because I like Mulan. 4mo
Bookzombie Definitely Belle. 4mo
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Loric
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really loved reading Levana‘s backstory and dare I say I may even have felt a twinge of potty for her...while it didn‘t last long, it did give me some insight as to why she is the way she is. A must read for this series, Wicked falls between Cress and Winter.

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hannah-leeloo
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Have just finished a curse so dark and lonely and wow I can't wait for the next installment in January! Now the husband is sending me back to the world of lunar with this book. Happy reading all 📖🙃📚

Jackal121 I'm still keeping the crew in mind... Very good series, hard to forget. 6mo
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Joreads
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This book is a prequel to the lunar chronicles. It‘s a great addition to the series telling the story of Levana. You could really read this book at any point

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Lovesbooks87
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Levana was the character that I hated through the whole Lunar Chronicles. She was just pure evil. When I saw that she had her own book I thought about not reading it. But I said what the heck and read it. It gave her back story and showed that she didn't have the easiest childhood and her sister was just as evil. It gave a better understanding about he. I still don't like her!!!

Meeko93 Right. No excuses as to what she did. 7mo
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klbwriting
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I love the Lunar Chronicles and this is a great addition. I also love how its not completely a story that makes you see the character in a better light it only helps you understand them better

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Jess_Franzino
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Oops! Forgot to post this yesterday! Anywho, while a much darker tone than “The Lunar Chronicles”, Marissa Meyer still manages to floor me with her writing. It says a lot about a writer if they can get you to feel both highly uncomfortable and yet sympathize for a villainous character, all at the same time. Also, seeing Winter & Jacin as little kids was adorable.

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klbwriting
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Ahhh the Lunar Chronicles book I havent read. Really excited for this!

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Ash.on.the.line
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Read this little novella today. I like a good back story for the villain to understand them more. Levana is terrible but it‘s interesting to see how she became that way. Short and easy read before I start Winter.

abbielistenstobooks I felt bad for Levana after reading this 😭 11mo
Ash.on.the.line @abbielistenstobooks I felt bad for her for most of it until the last bit. 😩 11mo
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jazzigen95
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Levana is someone I love to hate and reading her story just made me cringe and have such bad secondhand embarrassment. It was told so well and I want to know more about Princess Winter so I can't wait to read Winter!

The letter F for #LitsyAtoZ. A book set in space for #PopSugarReadingChallenge.

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Shley9225
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I have a huge love-hate relationship with villain origin stories. On one hand, I love learning more about them, because in my opinion the best villain is a justified villain. On the other hand, I find these stories really depressing because you know they are going to have a tragic ending. Regardless, while I can‘t say it made me love Levana, I thought Fairest was really well done, and for a villain story that‘s like getting flying colours.

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e.c.vitoria
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chyepanda
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Going to finish this today for sure. Almost halfway though now. :) So ready to learn more about Winter.

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IamIamIam
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Pickpick

Love this series and Levana's back story did not disappoint!!!! While she was a ruthless ruler, it's interesting to get a sense of what she was like as a lonely child living in Channary's shadow. A great addition to The Lunar Chronicles!!!

ferskner I loved how this played with my sympathies for her. One minute I felt sorry for her, and the next I thought she was a monster. So fun. 1y
SassenachTheBookWizard I really loved this villain pov! 1y
IamIamIam @ferskner @SassenachTheBookWizard She's. Really complex character and I was really happy to see this side of things!!! 👌👌👌 1y
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Sarah83 So I ordered the last item today. 😊 How far are you? 😍 1y
IamIamIam @Sarah83 You are awsome!!!! I'm getting out of vacation mode & hitting The Disney Store this week!!! 1y
Sarah83 Well I just shopped in my area aswell.. I bought Disney stuff in all varieties. 😊 So it isn't all from the Disney store. 🙈 1y
IamIamIam @Sarah83 Lol, that's great, though!!! Our Disney store is really close, though, and they've got a great selection. Target has a ton of Mickey stuff too! 1y
Sarah83 We don't have any stores in Germany any more and shipped from the UK would be really expensive. So I got so many different items, that you will definitely love one or two. 😍😘 1y
IamIamIam @Sarah83 Having international Disney items will be awesome!!!! I can't wait to see everything and I'm going to share photos with my Disney friends on Facebook!!! 😍😍😍 1y
Sarah83 I thought it would be nice to receive items, you don't know that they exist. ☺️😊 1y
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TheEmpress
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I was adamant that I was not going to feel sorry for Levana and I‘m glad that I upheld my promise to myself. However... this is one hell of a back story.

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TheEmpress
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KED18
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. I like when they switch perspectives in the series.

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VioletCavalier
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This book. I just. I can't describe. The horror. The pain. Oh, the pain. I need to step back and recover from this one for a while. Oh, stars.

CrowCAH Can‘t wait to discuss it with you! I‘m about a third done. 1y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome! 1y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy! 🤗📚🤓 1y
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VenmariPasinos Welcome to the famiLitsy! ❤📚 1y
kamoorephoto Welcome to the amazing world of Litsy!! 1y
VioletCavalier Hi, all! 😊 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 1y
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GivenLemons
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Everything I could want in a villain‘s backstory! Levana is a villain because of both her own character and her circumstances. #scifi

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VioletCavalier
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Just started this today and already halfway through! This one is hard to put down! I love tragic origin stories. But is there really any other kind?

CrowCAH Haven‘t read this yet, but it sure is on the TBR!!! 1y
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jessinikkip
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This story from the perspective of the evil queen was just what I needed. It does a good job showing the human side of the queen - how she does everything out of love and duty. She takes the throne because her neice is sure to be as bad a queen as her sister. She forces a man into believing shes his dead wife because she loves him and its the only way he might love her. It was an interesting and quick read to give a bit of prologue

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Amanda23
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#Julyinbooks18 #Booksetinaqueendom
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In this prequel to The Lunar Chronicles we learn more about Levana, Queen of the Moon.

This book also let's me use the picture of the moon that my son, Sam took thru his telescope.

IamIamIam Cool!!!! I just started listening to Scarlet! I'm surprised at how much I really like the series! 😄 1y
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booksensation
Pickpick

4.5/5 stars.. Levana is one crazy woman!! Check out my blog post! 😊😊

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booksensation
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Not ready to let go of this world.. I disliked this character so much I want to know what made her sooooo evil! #currentread #audiobook

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Cailey_Mac
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And so, it begins 👑 #Fairest #VillianBackstory #currentread

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shahn77
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Pickpick

This was great! I really enjoyed getting Levana's backstory. This story is a great addition to the series!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Pickpick

Love me a good villain story

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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For some reason I want to reread this one before I reread Cress so...

ladym30 What a sweet face! 2y
LeeRHarry Aww Sherlock! 😆 2y
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introvertedbooks
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Bailedbailed

I made it 100 pages in and I just cant. Maybe if i was 15 and reading this I wouldn't mind but the fact this whole book seems to be about Levana trying to get someone to love her that doesn't, I'm bored. Now I have to find another novella to fit my challenge but oh well. #bail #byefelicia

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introvertedbooks
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Current read. We have some power now with a generator so we finally got some real heat. Happy to finally escape this winter weather to somewhere far away. #winterreads #bookchallenge #lunarchronicles #levana #marissameyer

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courtsandcastles
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Loved this book! Maybe my favorite of the series!

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books.coffee.sleep
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This whole series is just so good! #lunarchronicles #ilovebooks #booklover

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Carey_Cherie
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🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙

Meeko93 ❤👑 2y
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hes7
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Queen Levana really is no good. #YouKnowImNoGood #TuneIntoNovember

GypsyKat Good choice! 2y
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e.c.vitoria
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GypsyKat Gorgeous picture! 2y
e.c.vitoria Thank You 💕!! @GypsyKat 2y
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Bengali.bookworm
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed reading Cinder so thought I would listen to the backstory. It was ok

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KirstieE
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Oh Levana , you are so evil it's fantastic !
Even at the first feeling of sympathy for this character , Meyer reminds you just as quickly what this queen is capable of 👸🏻

Loved it !
5 ⭐️ #thelunarchronicles

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