Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spines (check her out here), that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's most anticipated book is Fairest.

Fairest is the prequel book in The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer about Levana's backstory. It will be released on January 27, 2015.

I personally have always wondered what Levana's motives are, what's making her do all the horrible things that she does.

"By the time she's 15, she's already having a lot of issues, but it's really at that point in her life that's the first big moments of the book that start her true downward spiral to becoming truly evil."

The story takes place about twenty years before the start of Cinder. It will cover about 10 years of Levana's life, and will end  about a decade before Cinder is set. Levana was fifteen years old when her parents were murdered by an assassin who was not satisfied in they way they ruled. Because of this, Channary, Levana's sister is crowned as queen. We will see her relationships with Channary, Selene, her niece, how she came to be Winter's stepmother, what's beneath Levana's glamour, and maybe what the mysterious ring she always wears means?

(I got these information from the Fairest Q&A that Marissa Meyer in June, check it out here)

Q: In your blog, you said that you will be introducing some past characters, but what new characters are you going to be introducing?
A: In Fairest, we do get to see Princess Selene, Princess Winter and Jacin as a child. We will meet Princess Winter’s biological parents, who I am quite fond of and Queen Channary, Levana’s older sister, who is hinted that she is even worse than Levana.

Here are some sneak peeks that Marissa shared in the same Q&A:

"She felt no great loss at the death of her parents, who had been gone now for half the long day, eight artificial night. Their deaths had been terribly boring—assassinated by a shell, who had used an invincibility against the Lunar gift to sneak into the palace. The man had shot two royal guards in their heads before making his way to her parents' bedroom on the third floor, killing three more guards, and slitting her mother's throat so deeply the knife had severed part of her spine. He had then gone down the hallway to where her father was lying with one of his mistresses and stabbed him sixteen times in the chest. The mistress was still screaming, blood spurts across her face, when two royal guards found them. The shell murderer was still stabbing.

Levana had not seen the bodies, but she had seen the bedroom the next morning, and her first thought had been that all that blood would make a very pretty rouge on her lips."

So that was my Waiting on Wednesday. Note that all these information are from the sources cited somewhere in this post. Well, what book are you guys anticipating this week?

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