Blog Tour: Fairest

January 12, 2015 Blog Tour, etc, Giveaway 24

LunarChronicles_blogTourBanner_v2Fairest, the next installment of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, comes out THIS MONTH!! January 27 to be exact. I, for one, could not be more excited. You had better believe I jumped at the chance to be on the blog tour! What I love about this tour is that each blogger is posting about anything related to The Lunar Chronicles. It’s so fun to see how creative people are! Be sure to check out all the tour stops (listed at the end of this post or on the blog tour page.)

For my stop, I have a confession. When I first heard about Cinder I didn’t really think I wanted to read it! It’s true. I was blind! Here’s how I became a Lunar Chronicles convert!

So, way back in 2011 people I know and trust started talking about this book Cinder. When I found out it was a fairy tale retelling I was intrigued. Then I heard cyborg. I thought “terminator.” And then I saw the cover. Don’t get me wrong, the cover is pretty and I love the font. However, I am a bit of a baby and just looking at the inner workings of the cyborg ankle makes me hurt! I was not longer sure I was interested.

Thankfully, shortly after Cinder‘s release (January 2012), Macmillan Audio offered me the chance to review the audiobook. I was just getting into listening to audiobooks so, even though I wasn’t too sure about the book, I jumped at the chance. I am so glad I did! I honestly don’t know how long I would have waited to read Cinder or if I would have read it at all. I would have missed out on one of my very favorite series! All because I, like many people in Cinder’s world, was prejudice against cyborgs! I’m sorry Cinder!!!

I fell in love with the story and the characters. The audiobook is excellent. It captured my attention and had me sitting in my car after arriving at my destination. I didn’t want it to end.

Yet, while I adored Cinder I have another confession… I was hesitant about Scarlet! I know! What?!?! But I wasn’t sure how I felt about bringing in another character and another plot line. I thought I wanted all Cinder and Kai, all the time! Marissa Meyer proved me wrong with Scarlet. By the time Cress came around I no longer had any doubts! This is why I feel nothing but excitement about Fairest, even though it is taking the story on another turn. Queen Levana is not my favorite character but, goodness! Is she interesting! Yes, I’m dying for Winter. Still, I cannot wait to understand Queen Levana better and find out more about her past. I’m sure Marissa Meyer is going to wow me once again.

Is it January 27th yet?!?

My Reviews:

Cress Blog Tour Post

About the Book:

Fairest coverMirror, 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.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

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Thanks to Macmillan I have paperback copies of Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress for one lucky winner! US/Canada only. Must be 13 or older to win.

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Tour Schedule:

Monday January 5 – The Starry-Eyed Review
Tuesday January 6 – Snuggly Oranges
Wednesday January 7 – A Perfection Called Books
Thursday January 8 – Icey Books
Friday January 9 – The Book Addict’s Guide

Monday January 12 – YA Bibliophile
Tuesday January 13 – Alexa Loves Books
Wednesday January 14 – Forever Young Adult
Thursday January 15 – Writer of Wrongs
Friday January 16 – Cuddlebuggery

Monday January 19 – Paper Riot
Tuesday January 20 – Great Imaginations
Wednesday January 21 – Belle of the Literati
Thursday January 22 – Adventures of a Book Junkie
Friday January 23 – Good Books and Good Wine

24 Responses to “Blog Tour: Fairest”

  1. Maria Malaveci

    It is hard for me to say which is my favorite, because I am such a huge fan of fairytales, but I do really love Beauty and the Beast

  2. Susan T.

    I love Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding Hood. I don’t think that I have read any retellings. I should get on that! 🙂

  3. Kayla C

    My parents read me fairytales all growing up, so I have been in love with them for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite retellings are Of Beast and Beauty and Wildwood Dancing.

  4. m

    Cinder was the first retelling I read and really my favorite. I also enjoyed Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay.

  5. Emily

    The Lunar Chronicles are my favorite fairytale retellings, but I also love Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine and The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.

  6. Jordan

    I don’t think I’ve read too many retellings. I really want to read the Lunar Chronicles, though!

  7. Ashley

    I really like Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland series. Book one, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, is my favorite of the three.

  8. Munnaza

    I always loved Ella Enchanted. It’s such an interesting take on Cinderella. And unique, like the Lunar Chronicles.

  9. Valerie Pennington

    I recently read Princess of Thorns and I LOVED it. It wasn’t technically a retelling or it is but it’s confusing because it’s her daughter rather than sleeping beauty but it was all sorts of wonderful.

  10. Perla

    I’m in love with A.G. Howard’s retelling of Alice in Wonderland with her Splintered trilogy. She gives the fairy tale a dark twist that I absolutely love.

  11. Chelsea B.

    Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale, and I love all the retellings that has to do with it!

  12. sarah k

    Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairytales and one of the retelling’s I like is Beauty by Robin McKinely

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