Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Lunar Chronicles Memes

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is fandom freebie. There have been a lot of fandoms that have stemmed from books.  In high school, I LOVED The Hunger Games. I bought a shirt, I bought the nail polish, I bought the pin, and I wore it all to the midnight premiere. Besides The Hunger Games, I never became extremely invested in another book “fandom.” Then, I read The Lunar Chronicles.

I love fairytale retellings and I loved the unique takes Marissa Meyer took on some of my favorite classic fairytales. I loved every character and breezed through every book within the span of a few days. After scanning Pinterest, here are some of my favorite memes/pictures from The Lunar Chronicles fandom (all images from Pinterest):

I remember Marissa Meyer saying somewhere how she had watched Tangled and her first thought was,"Hey that's my cocky bandit!" And then you see this.:

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This is so true oh my word:

Source: broadwayandballgowns THIS IS SOO BEAUTIFUL:

Cresswell:

 

What is your favorite fandom?

Winter Review

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, is Winter the fairest Lunar Chronicles book of them all?

Winter, the fourth and final book in The Lunar Chronicles series, follows the Rampion crew as they take their final stand against Queen Levana. As the wedding draws near, Cinder and her friends must convince the Lunar people to join their cause. With the help of Winter, the queen’s delusional stepdaughter, the crew may be able to end Queen Levana’s reign once and for all.

The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite young adult series and this book was an action-packed end to the series. When I read Cinder, I was bored throughout the first half of the book, but by the end I was completely hooked. While I had minor problems with Winter, overall, I really enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles and I will really miss reading about the cast of characters within this series.

One of Winter’s strengths is the action and cliff-hangers packed into every chapter. One of my main problems with Cinder was the beginning was extremely slow and the action didn’t pick up until the end of the book. Winter reminded me more of Scarlet where the stakes remained high throughout the whole novel.

That being said, I don’t think every part of the story was necessary. I swear almost every character is captured by Queen Levana, their significant other despairs, and then there is a heartfelt reunion with longing stares. If injured, Lunar medicine conveniently saves them. While I loved reading so much about characters I really enjoy, this book could be cut in half and be just as effective. Sometimes, it felt like some potentially powerful moments were skipped in the book to appease the audience.

Another aspect I enjoyed was seeing the characters and their relationships grow. I think out of all the characters, Cress is my favorite, and I love how she grew more confident and brave in her actions throughout Winter. The Rampion Crew is a great group of friends and I loved seeing them depend and trust each other so much.

I have a few minor complaints about some characters. Even though the book is titled Winter and she plays some role in the rebellion, I expected her to play a much larger role. Since the book focuses on so many characters, Winter and Jacin’s relationship really isn’t focused on. While I appreciated to several aspects of Snow White’s story, I never felt as invested in their relationships as others. Furthermore, compared to the other male love interests, Jacin never showed as much depth.

Despite a few issues with Winter, I really loved the final book in The Lunar Chronicles. After finishing it, I have a hard time choosing the next book to read! I give Winter four out of five stars.

Halloween Book Tag

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Happy Halloween, everyone! Today is the last day of Blogween, so I thought it would be perfect to end with the Halloween Book Tag. Here are my answers:

1.) Favorite (scary) must read for Halloween?

I don’t read scary books!

2.) Scariest book cover, like ever?

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

The cover for Fairest always freaked me out a little bit! It definitely looks like it could be a movie poster for a scary movie.

3.) If you could go trick-or-treating with one author, who would you pick?

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If I could go trick or treating with any author, I would choose Meg Cabot! She writes a lot of fun characters and maybe we could dress up as princesses together.

4.) If you could dress up as any bookish character for Halloween, who would you be?

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

I’ve actually dressed up as Katniss as a few times, but if I had to choose another character to dress up as I would probably choose Cress from The Lunar Chronicles. She’s my favorite so far in the series and it would be cool to dress up as a futuristic Rapunzel!

5.) If you could find anything (from any book) in your trick-or-treat stash, what would you hope to find?

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

I loved Percy Jackson and the Olympians, so it would be cool to find any of the objects from the gods in my bag. I might get in a little trouble, but it would lead to a great adventure!

6.) In what fictional world would you like to go trick-or-treating?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! There would be tons of candy to choose from, I would just have to be careful of some of the side effects.

7.) What book villain would you not like to meet alone in a dark alley on Halloween?

Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow, #1)

I would not want to meet Snow’s father from Stealing Snow in a dark alley! He is cunning and ruthless, plus he has magical powers!

8.) Would you rather dress up as a Vampire,  Zombie, Werewolf, or Shadowhunter?

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I’ve never read any of the Shadowhunter books, so I probably would not dress up as one. Out of the remaining three, I’d probably dress up as a zombie. Since I watched The Walking Dead for awhile, I’d probably get some friends to dress up as the characters from the show!

9.) Pick a candy (just one) from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that you would love to find in your stash.

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I would love to have the gum that tastes like a full meal in Charlie and the Chocolate factory! I think it would be great to have on a road trip. Hopefully, I wouldn’t turn into a blueberry because then I wouldn’t fit in the car.

10.) What is your favorite Halloween candy?

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I love Reese’s Cups! I always got excited when one ended up in my trick or treating bag.

 

What are you doing this Halloween?