Welcome to the blog of L.E.G.I.O.N! I guess I’ll introduce myself. My name is Kylie Gregory, and I’m fifteen-years-old. My hobbies include reading, writing, collecting rocks (but like, cool ones. And despite what my sisters say, there is such a thing.) and rearranging my books shelves. Let’s see, I’m homeschooled. I know more than anyone wants to hear about sci-fi books and movies. Fantasy too, but mostly sci-fi. Like I said before and as you can probably tell since you’re reading it now, I love to write and hope to be a sci-fi author myself one day.
I was thinking I’d talk about one of my favorite book series today. You may have heard of it, it’s called The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. It’s a cyberpunk, dystopia, sci-fi with fairytale elements. Basically, it’s super awesome.
The premise is that Cinder, a mechanic with a hard past lives in the bustling city of New Beijing far in the future. Around her, the world is struggling against a dreaded plague and the devious Queen Levana of Luna, the former moon colony. I can’t say too much more without giving a bunch of spoilers. But there’s Prince Kai of the Eastern Commonwealth, a sassy android named Iko, and all of your favorite Cinderella elements. What’s excellent about this story is that while it does have elements of Cinderella, it doesn’t swallow the story. While there are so many other things going on, it doesn’t become confusing.
I warn you though, if you decide to read this book be sure to have book two, Scarlet, on hand. You will be thankful. After Cinder comes the awesome installments of Scarlet, Cress, and Winter. Cinder was great, earning a place as one of my favorite books, yet somehow the next books kept getting better and better. When you’re done with those, don’t miss Stars Above, a collection of short stories and a final epilogue for the story.
(Also, a graphic novel is coming out in a couple of weeks called Wires and Nerve.)
To further convince you, I’ll just throw out that there are space pirates, spaceships, all sorts of cool tech, amazing writing and characters, political intrigue, and the list goes on. So if you’re into sci-fi, dystopia, or fairytale retellings, you should definitely give this series a try.
Until next time!