Title: The Princess and the Guard
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3.6
In: Stars Above (Marissa Meyer)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Fairy tales, Steampunk, Strong women
Format: Short story
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
5th sentence, 74th page: He was wearing his crimson coat, even though it was the middle of the night.
In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess.
Winter is a creepy, but cool character that we first meet towards the end of Cress. And more of her horrible history is then introduced in Fairest. Yet, it is when you read The Princess and the Guard that she shines through beautifully. And you start to understand that she is actually crazy – although for a very good reason.
I like how this novella encompasses most of Winter’s life. It starts with her young friendship with Jacin and follows this until they are young adults. It shows how they both fall for each other and are willing to sacrifice everything to keep one another safe. The Princess and the Guard sets up the final couple for the final battle of Cinder, her companions and Levana.
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