Fairest, by Marissa Meyer

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)Title: Fairest
Author:
Marissa Meyer 
Publisher:
 Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: January 27th 2015
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1250060559
Source: Myself
Rating: 4.5/5
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In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

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.
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Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome, edited by Stephen Jones

18591451Title: Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome
Editor:
Stephen Jones
Publisher:
 Jo Fletcher Books
Publication date: 23rd September 2014
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781623658076
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 3.5/5
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In the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, some of the today’s finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales–but with a decidedly darker twist.

Fearie Tales is a fantastical mix of spellbinding retelling of classic stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin, along with unsettling tales inspired by other children’s classics, all interspersed with the original tales of their inspiration.
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A Song for Ella Grey, by David Almond

A Song for Ella GreyTitle: A Song for Ella Grey
Author:
David Almond
Publisher:
 Hodder Children’s Books
Publication date: October 2nd 2014
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781444919547
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2.5/5
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An epic new novel from the award winning author of SKELLIG

A lyrical teenage love story inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Set in the urban landscape and coastal headlands of the North East of England, David Almond brings his legendary storytelling to this heart-breaking tale, giving it the intoxicating urgency and absolute beauty he is so admired for.

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Winterspell, by Claire Legrand

Title: Winterspell
Author:
Claire Legrand
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication date: September 30th 2014
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781442465985
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5
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Synopsis

Darkly romantic and entirely enchanting, this reimagining of The Nutcracker from Claire Legrand brims with magic, love, and intrigue. New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer (Cinder) says “this is not your grandmother’s Nutcracker tale.”

After her mother is brutally murdered, seventeen-year-old Clara Stole is determined to find out what happened to her. Her father, a powerful man with little integrity, is a notorious New York City gang lord in the syndicate-turned-empire called Concordia. And he isn’t much help.
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Cress, by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress
Author:
Marissa Meyer
Publisher: 
Feiwel & Friends
Release date: February 4th 2014
Pages: 550
ISBN: 0312642970
Source: Myself
Rating: 5/5
Buy at: BookDepository

 

Synopsis

Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

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Cinder, by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author:
Marissa Meyer
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 3rd, 2012
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0312641893
Source: Myself
Rating: 4/5
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Synopsis

A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague. Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .
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 past in order to protect Earth’s future. This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.

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