The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer
Books in the Series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter
Tag-a-Long books: Stars Above: A Collection, Fairest: Levana's Story
Cinder: Cinder is a cyborg human, being bullied by her stepsister and stepmother, her only friends being an android and one of her stepsisters, Peony. Despite their hatred, Prince Kai comes to Cinder's rescue: she hates to admit it, but she just might like him. Then Peony catches the plague, and her step-relatives hate her even more. To add up to all of this, the Lunar Queen Levana is plotting against Earth, and Cinder just might be the one to solve their problems. Can she handle this?
Scarlet: Scarlet Benoit is a feisty girl, living with her grandmother. Then one day, her grandmother goes missing, and she doesn't know why. While looking for a reason as to why her grandmother disappeared, she finds out about how dangerous her life could have been, and how tangled up her previous relative's lives were. Then she meets Wolf, a strange street fighter who may know information about her grandmother. They seem drawn to each other. As they go about on their adventure, they run into Cinder and Thorne, the thief that she took under her wing while they were in jail, and they must stay away from the previously mentioned evil Lunar Queen Levana who will stop at nothing to have Kai as her "king," er...husband...well, actually...as her prisoner.
Cress: Cress is a teenage shell. A Lunar shell is someone who is completely immune to a glamour--a type of mask that Lunar's use to fibb about their appearances. Shells can't put on a glamour, and they can see through everyone else's. Shells are typically taken away for their blood to be made into a plague cure, but Cress escaped. She permenantly lives in a shuttle in space where she takes care of all of the newsfeeds, hacking, and computer needs for Luna--and Levana. But she's never been exposed to anyone except Sybil--her caretaker--and her computer. Then one day, she is rescued by Cinder, Scarlet, Wolf, and Thorne. (She is quite attracted to Thorne) But their group gets broken up, and they must reunite to overcome Levana, who is still determined to have Kai.
Winter: Princess Winter is beautiful, admired by all people, even with the scars on her face, caused by Levana. Of course, Levana and Winter don't get along, for Winter's beauty is said to be greater than Levana's glamour. Winter has been disobeying Levana for quite a time, including when Witner falls for her childhod friend and present guard, Jacin. Even with her rumored "craziness," she is still stronger than many people will believe her to be. Because of this, she plans to join Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and their companions in overthrowing Levana and creating the revolutionary of a lifetime. Can they overcome Levana? Find out in this EPIC conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles.
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