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Some YA series are just absolute, pure enjoyment. And Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles are just deliciously readable books. They use familiar Fairy Tale characters (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel) as the foundation for a dystopian future where the people of the Earth and the people of the Moon (Luna) march towards war while a devastating plague runs rampant through Earth's kingdoms.
As is often the case with YA reads, this premise might seem to be a bit silly. But Meyer uses just enough of the traditional story without leaning too heavily on it. And although the central plot (which I cannot spoil for you) is a very well-known traditional trope, the nuances in the characters and storytelling are fresh and make an old idea seem very exciting. I've never liked Cinderella more than when she was a cyborg. :)
Having just read these three books over the course of a few months, I am now suffering from what I'm sure will feel like an interminable wait for the fourth and final book of the series, Winter, which won't be released until early 2015.
Which means any and all YA fans who haven't read this have time to get on it! If you're at all a dystopian or YA fan or just like a rollicking good adventure, you will love these ones.
Over and out for now. :)