The Lunar Chronicles Series Review


After a thorough examination of all of the official books in the series by Melissa Meyers, I have reviews and descriptions of all of the official books including Fairest.

To start strong we are starting with Cinder. All of these books have a kind of princess spin-off and Cinder is based on Cinderella. If you enjoy dystopian fiction or science fiction or even books about cyborgs you are going to love Cinder. I would give this book a rating of 9.5 out of 10. It is one of my favorites in the series. My description for this book is the following. It’s the 3rd era in the eastern commonwealth during the letumosis outbreak (nicknamed the plague) and Emperor Rikan has been infected and is in the third stage, the stage just before the fingertips turn blue and death follows. Cinder, a cyborg mechanic, and her best friend Iko are in their booth when somebody sees a purple-ringed bruise. The first signs of the plague.

The second book is called Scarlet. I would rate this book a 9 out of 10. This book is a red riding hood spin-off. This book follows both Cinder and a french girl looking for her gran-mère who disappeared 2 weeks ago. The French girl’s name is Scarlet who, while her gran-mère is missing must keep her farm and business going all alone. While on a weekly drop off she meets Wolf, one of Levanas mutant wolf soldiers who falls in love with Scarlet.

The third book is Cress. I would rate this book a 9.8 out of 10. You meet a lot of different characters and this book is a Rapunzel spin-off. Cress, a lunar shell hacker, has been locked in a satellite for years. When Cinder finds a D-COMM chip in Nainsi, Emperor Kaito’s android. She can communicate with Cress. There is another book, book 3.5 called Fairest. Fairest follows the story of a young princess to queen Levana and her life. I would rate this book an 8 out of 10, definitely a must-read for backstory.

Now the last official book in the series is Winter, a Snow White-themed book. It follows all of the characters into battle for the throne as preparations for the wedding continue.

There is one extra book Stars Above that has not been included in this review. Overall anybody who enjoys futuristic dystopian science fiction must read The Lunar Chronicles. My final rating for the whole series is a 10 out of 10 my favorite series yet. In the later books, you do follow different points of view for the characters