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Apr 27

Series Saturday: (UPDATED) Lunar Chronicles

Posted on April 27, 2018 at 10:56 AM by Lindsey Kult

Updated Lunar Chronicles

This week we are revisiting Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series! The series ended with Winter - but there is now a graphic novel accompanying series for fans who cannot get enough! This series is a favorite of Lindsey's. She likes it because it doesn't have the obnoxious "teenage angst" that comes with so many Young Adult series. The strong female characters are a breath of fresh air as well! 

Genre:

Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Retelling Fairy Tales, Romance

Location in Library: 

Young Adult, YA MEYER

Setting: 

A futuristic Earth and Moon

Meet the Characters: 

Honestly, you already know a lot of these characters! The main characters are based on the fairy tales so many of us know and love. The main character is Lihn Cinder, a cyborg living New Beijing with her stepmother and two stepsisters. She is working in the market with her goofy android assistant, Iko, when she meets the Prince. Her working relationship turned friendship turned romance with the Prince leads to a shocking discovery about her past that pits her against the evil Lunar Queen. As the series continues, Meyer introduces characters based on Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White, and their respective princes. 

Number in the Series: 

There are four main books in this series. There are numerous short stories that can be read between the books. Check Goodreads for the full list. 
  1. Cinder
  2. Scarlet
  3. Cress
    3.5 Stars Above 
  4. Winter
Wires and Nerves Series (Graphic Novel series that takes place after the events in Winter): 
  1. Wires and Nerve
  2. Gone Rogue

Final Word: 

This series is a futuristic retelling of the classic fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Unlike the original stories, the heroines in this series can take care of themselves through their cleverness and bravery. These books are lengthy, but action packed and highly entertaining. Meyer does not follow the original plots exactly, leading to twists that the reader does not see coming!