Friday, February 15, 2013

Glitches by Marissa Meyer

Title: Glitches (Lunar Chronicles 0.5)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Format: ebook
Pub. Date: December 5th 2011


4 Stars.

This short novella helps to give a bit of insight into the novel Cinder. It's written in the form of a prequel, giving background information on Cinder's "fresh" start in new Beijing. It tells how Cinder met her new family, and more importantly introduces Garan, Cinder's stepfather. Back stories offer how Iko came to be, how Garan disappeared, and how Cinder's stepmother Adri initially reacted upon Cinder's arrival.

This is a very quick read that helps give Cinder a more human outlook by showing a bit more emotion as relationships, both good and bad, form upon her arrival across the world. I recommend reading this story after Cinder, and not before. Though it did give a nice, brief history, this story is in no way vital or necessary. If you don't get to read it, no harm done. If you come across it, great, set aside ten minutes and give it a read.