Now that Bunnybean is tearing her way through the Lunar Chronicles books, I figured I might as well try and finish up the last book (I don’t count the new book of “related short stories” that just came out), Winter. I wasn’t all that excited about reading it, to be honest. I loved Cinder and Scarlet, and really liked Cress. And then I read Fairest. And I despised it. It really almost ruined the entire series for me. It was so heavy-handed and annoying, I honestly didn’t care about any of it anymore. And I have mixed feelings about Winter, […]
The short lived Fables offshoot, Fairest, wrapped up at the same time as its parent title(insert Farewell link). Fairest focused on the side character women of Fables, primarily those traditionally known as the “princesses” and is collected in several volumes. There are also a few stand alone releases called Cinderella, that follow the exploits of Fabletown’s most badass spy. Fairest: In All the Land is not an issue compilation, but a single story told through a mixture of long form text and illustrations. Fables writer Bill Willingham wrote the story and the illustrations are provided by a mix of people […]
Have you read Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, and found yourself thinking, hey, I really hate that nasty Queen Levana…I wonder what makes her tick? If yes, then have I got a story for you. Fairest is a novella that ties itself in with the Lunar Chronicles, and it fits nicely in place after Cress and before the upcoming Winter. And its all about why Levana is such a nasty, conniving, emotionless bitch. Yes, I’m sorry that some terrible things happened to her as a child, and that her parents basically ignored her and her sister, and that her sister was an […]
Once upon a time there was a little girl, a princess, born on the moon. No, not that princess. The other one. The one who grows up to be the evil, baby-killing psychopath who brings a literal plague to Earth and is now using it to control diplomatic relations so she can, you know, take over and stuff. Fairest is a novella-length attempt at a much-needed fleshing out of Levana’s backstory and motivations, Levana being the villain from Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series. If you haven’t read the series yet, don’t start here. It’s meant to be read after book three, […]
First Gwen Stefani, now Rapunzel? I do have to say, I love her style, especially that bathroom haircut and her final fight outfit with that fuzzy coat that I’m not going to tell you what it’s made of.