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The Lunar Chronicles

(The Lunar Chronicles #1-3)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  407 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A young cyborg begins her fight against a dangerous queen in these smart, romantic thrillers set in a high-tech dystopian future.
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Elizabeth Dragina
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My fangirl heart won't stop beating the song of these books.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: summer-books
I like to think that sometime after Cress and Thorne are married Thorne just casually asks why Cress stays with him and she replies sweet and cute like “I love you, why else?” and Thorne just replies with “Well, you know, I always seem to be a thorn in everyone’s side” and laughs at the pun he made
Jay Collins
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Easy 4 to 4.5 stars, I loved this series and I usually don't like retelling but this one is an exception.
R. L. Carlo
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
OVERALL: 4 Stars

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) - 4 Stars

Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Lunar Chronicles is an amazing series that I think most people will love. It follows the story of all your favorite fairy tales like cinderella, rapunzel, and red riding hood with a twist that revamps the story for many generations to come. I personally loved the entire series and can’t pick a favorite book from the series. The author has also made a few side stories that are related to the characters and places in the main series. This series is very attention grabbing and addicting to ...more
Rating: 1.5/5

Cinder and Scarlet are alright. Cress is a bore. I lost interest before Winter's release.

The characters have no depth. The world is offensively underdeveloped. The writing isn't good or bad from what I remember. The concept is really interesting though.
Megan Doran
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m going to give these 3 books a 5-star rating as a whole (although Book 2- Scarlet was my absolute FAVE).

I am NOT, however, pleased with the ending of Cress. Are we going to tie up some loose ends here?!

I’m about to start Book 3.5- Fairest so we shall see...
Faith Felice
Loved Marissa Meyer's adaptations of the classic fairy tales. Each character is brilliant in their own way.
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So gripping I loved it, that plot twist was one I never saw coming
Lauren Kearney
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series was an excellent twist on the classic fairytales readers all know too well. These twists were not only definitively original but also not the main subject as the author entangled the reader in different new content to absolve yourself into.
I loved the first 3 novels a lot but found the last book Winter lacked the precision of the first 3 and faltered the ending slightly. I understand however this might be to replicate Winters own fragmentation and complexity as a character but this
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
THIS BOOK SERIES IS THE BEST THAT I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!! Marissa Meyer did such an AMAZING job on this book series! I've fallen in love with it! The Lunar Chronicles has all the things a good book series should have and a lot more!! I highly suggest reading this book series if you love science-fiction, fantasy and, romantic books!! I honestly read it in like 2 days!! Once you start you cant stop
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The Lunar Chronicles (4 books)
  • Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
  • Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
  • Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
  • Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
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