Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends! Friday is usually reviewing day, and since I am a teensy tiny bit late on all of the reviews I need to write, I thought I’d change things up a bit…So today marks the first day I am doing mini-reviews. I hope you’ll enjoy this new format !
I’m not such a fan of novellas of sorts, actually I think I could count how many I read on one hand. That being said, after falling in love with The Lunar Chronicles series, I was recommended -read: screamed at. But I’m not mad. THANK YOU for screaming at me- to read Stars Above. This collection of little stories, set before everything that happened in the series, giving more perspective into the events, the characters’ minds and back stories.
Some stories felt a little unequal, and unfortunately I didn’t fall in love with every single one of these. I think I had a hard time grasping the whole interest and connecting to the characters in The Little Android story, but that’s probably the only complaint I got here. Otherwise, everything felt well-rounded and thought-of. I appreciate the author’s want to complete the story with some necessary and very, very interesting back story: Michelle Benoît’s side of the story was, by far, the more interesting one, because this is where it ALL BEGAN. However, all the important characters get their own moment to shine in this, which I appreciated so, so much, and only contributed to make my love grow for this little crew.
My rating : 4 drops !
Short stories, Science-fiction, swoon worthy romances, crew goals, incredible world-building.
TO READ IF
This is not a necessary read, but if you loved The Lunar Chronicles so much and are having a hard time saying goodbye to the characters, read that one. It’s the perfect farewell to this gorgeous series, and it filled me with happy feelings of contentment.
My reviews for the series :
I haven’t read tons of time-traveling stories, though I love the concept. After really enjoying The Next Together, I couldn’t help but need to get the next book in the series, mainly because I had so many questions that still needed answers.
If there’s one thing I really enjoyed about this series, it’s the whole concept of time-traveling. That book is an adventure, it’s fast-paced and taking you from the 1700’s to 2052 in the blink of an eye, leaving you with familiar characters to love and a whole universe to discover, still. If the world-building could have been shaped a bit more, I was thrilled to get back into this adventure with the author. It was a bit predictable at times, but that didn’t take away any of my enjoyment. However, the back and forth in this story were a bit head-spinning, at times.
I quickly grew attached to all of the characters in this series, despite the fact that it was 90% of new characters. Clove was determined, sometimes a bit too stubborn, but she felt like a real teenager, which I really appreciated. The relationships were developed enough, and I loved seeing the dynamics between Clove’s parents develop along with all the struggles inherent to the story. Also, the romance side of this story was really good to follow, because it didn’t take over the plot. It was just there, built with time and on the side of the main story.
My rating : 4 drops!
Time traveling, historical novels, parents and children, science-fiction, f/f romance.
TO READ IF
You enjoy time traveling stories, the in-between historical novels and sci-fi because it got these two things, fast-paced books, diverse romances and tight parents/children relationships.
My review for the first book :