The release date for Fairest is almost here and what better way to celebrate than to have a blog tour!
Mirror, 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.
Ooooh… Sounds good, right?
When I signed up, I had no idea what I was going to post about, but then it came to me. I don’t think it’s a secret that I am an avid
hoarder fan of book boyfriends. So, it seemed to be a no-brainer to discuss the boys of The Lunar Chronicles.
There may be spoilers below, so tread carefully…
I’ll be completely honest. When I first read Cinder, I didn’t jump on the OMG I FLOVE IT bandwagon. Sure, I liked it, but I wasn’t in love with the story and I didn’t see Kai as swoony. But at the near end of Cress, we get this:
Bending his head, Kai pressed his lips to her knuckles. The plating had no nerve endings, and yet the touch sent a tingle of electricity along her arm.
He lifted his gaze. “Just to be clear, you’re not using your mind powers on me right now, are you?”
She blinked. “Of course not.”
Then he slid his arms around her waist and kissed her. — Cress pg. 544
Considering that’s about 2 pages before the ending, I’m beyond excited to see what happens between Kai and Cinder in Winter. Especially now that he knows her big secret. I do know that I’m going to need more scenes with them together and a lot more kissing for sure.
I was pressured to read Scarlet. Everyone and their mother told me that Wolf was worth it and that I needed to start it immediately and they were right. Never mind that Scarlet herself is pretty bad ass. But I digress.
There’s a tiny thread to Scarlet and Wolf’s story that seems so minute, but it’s definitely my favorite…and it revolves around tomatoes.
“But you’re not in the gang anymore. You don’t have to fight anymore.”
“What else would I do?” he said, with a humorless laugh. “It’s all I know, all I’m good at. Until yesterday, I didn’t even know what a tomato was.”
Scarlet smothered the start of a grin. His frustration was almost endearing. “And now you do,” she said. “Who knows? Tomorrow you might learn about broccoli. By next week, you could know the difference between summer squash and zucchini.” — Scarlet, pg. 166
Yes, there are some scenes that people would say are better than that. I love that scene because in just a couple of sentences, it shows their true character. It also doesn’t hurt that in a future scene, Wolf is found losing a fight against a can of tomatoes. Scarlet fixes it and around that can of tomatoes, they have a fantastic conversation that is adorable and quite swoony in it’s own right.
Don’t get me started on the mention in Cress of Wolf cradling a can of tomatoes. That’s something else entirely.
I don’t even know where to begin with Thorne. He’s flirty and fun and a maybe a bit flippant. Let’s not forget that he does mildly selfish things like cutting Cress’s hair while blind because it’s in his way or a particular thing that Cress sees and it causes her to leave…there are several good qualities about him. Not to mention, I feel fairly certain there’s something about a theatrical kiss, but I couldn’t find the exact passage.
However, on page 485 in Cress, he says “I guess it’s time.” Four little words don’t seem like much, but in context, they’re fabulous and I’ll just let you find them on your own.
If the boys aren’t enough to sell you on this series, there are a bunch of awesome girls and quite the fairy tale retelling. I’m super eager to get my greedy hands on Winter.
So tell me: who is your favorite boy from the series? What are you hoping happens in the future books?
Huge thanks to Macmillan for the invite! To get all of the details on The Lunar Chronicles, check out the Facebook or Tumblr pages for the series. Don’t forget to visit Marissa’s website, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.
Now. Thanks to the awesome ladies at Macmillan, I’ve got paperback copies of Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress up for grabs! Contest is US/Canada only and additional giveaway rules are here.