I love the covers on this series! However, I am a little upset that all of ine are paperback except for Winter so the series is separated on my bookshelf 😦
I was highly impressed with how the basic elements of the fairytale were kept even though this new story was so incredibly different and modernized. I also love the way that each novel is broken down and prefaced with an excerpt from the original story.
In terms of novellas, I think the only one that I felt was out of place was the Little Android. I mean, it’s sort of a cool take on The Little Mermaid but it contributed nothing to the series as a whole and felt kind of pointless.
Here are the individual review for each novel and novella:
- Glitches (#0.5) 3 stars
- The Little Android (#0.6) 2.75 stars
- Cinder (#1) 4 stars
- The Queen’s Army (#1.5) 3 stars
- Scarlet (#2) 3.5 stars
- Cress (#3) 3.5 stars
- Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky (#3.1) 2 stars
- Fairest (3.5) 3 stars
- Winter (#4) 3 stars
This brings the average to about 3.1 stars. (3.4 without the novellas!) So……I recommend it.