The Lunar Chronicles

I just finished reading The Lunar Chronicles and so this is my thoughts on them. I do really love them!

The Lunar Chronicles is a four book series by Marissa Myer. The four main books include: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter. There are also two other books by Marissa Myers, Fairest and Stars Above. Fairest is about Levana (the evil queen, antagonist) and Stars Above is multiple short stories plus an epilogue for Winter.

Cinder starts the story off with the young mechanic Linh Cinder. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, so I won’t give many plot details, but the story accelerates quickly as Cinder grows up with her adoptive family, Adri, Pearl, Peony and Garan.

The second book, Scarlet, moves from Cinder’s point of view to Scarlet’s. Starlet lives with her Grand-mere on a small town farm, until she disappears. She meets Wolf, a street fighter, and at the end she runs into Cinder and Thorne. (Cinder picks up Thorne at the end of Cinder/beginning of Scarlet.) The Lunars (people from the moon) begin to be much more present in this book than in Cinder.

Cress is of course Crescent’s point of view, but all the books feature all point of views, even Prince Kai’s, sometimes. Crescent is just as well-written as Cinder and Scarlet, and takes the story along nicely. The Lunars become more and more a part of the story, all the way until Winter.

Winter is Levana’s stepdaughter, and refuses to use her Lunar gift. (the ability to manipulate people… it’s confusing) She’s crazy (mentally), because of her refusal to even simply use glamour. Winter is the last book in the main series, and brings all four books to a nice close.

The last book is Stars Above, which contains the deeper backstories of a few characters and a nice epilogue to Winter. It’s a must read for any Lunar Chronicles fan.

There is also Fairest, Levana’s backstory. I haven’t read that one yet, but I assume it’s good.

Marissa’s novels carry a wonderful story, a great science fiction read. I personally recommend the book, but if you are 13 and under I suggest your parents check them out first- as mine did.


  1. I loved Scarlett, it’s one of my favorites!


  2. I’ve been thinking about reading these. Thanks for the information! 🙂


    1. Just so you know, you might want your mom or someone else to check out Fairest before you read it. Gracie said it should be checked out (she’s read them- I think she owns them) by someone before I read it. I asked mom…

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      1. I started reading these last week, they’re really good! I’m on Scarlet right now. I just decided not to read Fairest. 😉

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