Title: Glitches (Lunar Chronicles #0.4)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Synopsis: Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. In Glitches, a short prequel story to Cinder, we see the results of that illness play out, and the emotional toll that takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch…
Rating: 4 and a half stars
Review: I started this short story with a little trepidation, since I wasn’t sure how good it would be in comparison to the actual Lunar Chronicles books, but by the time I finished it, I was thirsty for more.
It opens with little Cinder coming to the Commonwealth with Garan, her new adoptive father. However, when they get home, there are mixed reactions to her presence.
I absolutely adored seeing little Peony and little Cinder bonding, and having fun together – even if it did make me sad, since I know Peony’s fate. I really wanted to see more of Peony, and more of Garan who seemed to be a genuinely nice person.
I fully recommend you read this BEFORE you read ‘Cinder’ because this gives you the perfect little snapshot into the world of cyborgs and Lunars. Read it and love it. I dare you.