Author: Marissa Meyer
Series? Prequel to Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)
Cliffhanger? Leads right into Cinder
POV: Third person, past tense, one perspectives
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
This novella is a prequel to Cinder and tells the story of Cinder moving in with the Linhs. I read this novella after Cinder. I plan on reading them in publication order, but you can hope over to Marissa Meyer’s post about what order these books should be read.
I am not a huge fan of novella prequels or other such stories. I usually find them too short and lacking. That was not the case with Glitches! I found it beautiful and emotional. Maybe it is because I read it immediately following Cinder, but I really could connect with the characters.
I have a greater respect for Peony now. In Cinder I thought she was just a plot device, but in Glitches, we see how she treats Cinder from the beginning. It was beautiful and heartbreaking to see Peony and Cinder trying to play together. They are just young girls trying to have fun, but Adri does not see it that way.
This book also showed how Cinder learned mechanics by working on Iko. While Iko’s humor is not really involved in the story, we do see the back story and why Cinder becomes connected to Iko.
Glitches is a great novella, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the Lunar Chronicles.