Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lunar Chronicles Read Alikes

Are you like Cassie, and can't get enough of the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer?  Well here's some books to tide you over before the fourth book, Winter, is released on February 5, 2015.  

Abandon by Meg Cabot
Abandon is based on the Greek mythology of Persephone, who is supposed to spend half of her year in the Underworld with Hades.  Except when Pierce dies, instead of a creepy Hades, we get a very swoonworthy John who is in charge of the Underworld.  

Beastly by Alex Flynn
Flynn writes a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast from the point of view of the Beast.  The Beast is a private school student who is turned  into a monster and must find true love before he can become human again.  A movie was made in 2011 starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer.

Grim edited by Christine Johnson
A collection of short stories inspired by classic fairy tales, only with a dark twist.  This book includes stories from such well known authors as Ellen Hopkins, Rachel Hawkins, and Sarah Rees-Brennan.

Written by Chris Colfer of Glee fame, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell focuses on Alex and Conner who enter a world of magic through a mysterious book of fairy tales.

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance for King Under Stone every night.  Together with her love, Galen, they will figure how to break the curse and live happily ever after.  Princess of the Midnight Ball is based on the Grimm tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
If you're interested in more of the steampunk angle, check out Carriger's Finishing School series.  Set in Steampunk England, Sophronia does not want to go to finishing school.  Once there, she is surprised to learn that the school teaches not only dance, dress, and etiquette, but also espionage as well.

Check out the book trailer for book one, Etiquette and Espionage and book two, Curtsies and Conspiracies.

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Matt and Kate team up to search for mysterious winged creatures that are said to be living hundreds of feet above the surface of the Earth.  This book was a Printz Honor book in 2005 (that's a big deal!).

Interested in Steampunk fashion?  Check this inspirational lookbook out!
Still haven't read the Lunar Chronicles?  Click the link to put your copy on reserve!

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