Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mini Review: The Little Android by Marissa Meyer

Oh. This short story was pretty evil. Heartbreaking yet kind of sweet and the same time. But also kind of dark. I loved it. But wish it hadn't ended. Sigh. I cannot wait to read more by Marissa; as she's an amazing writer and so far I have loved everything she has published. I know that will continue. <3

The Little Android is an amazing short story. It has a very interesting plot that I adored. It's based on The Little Mermaid, and while I haven't read the original book, I have seen details about it. And I would say that this is a good retelling of it. Though heartbreaking. And I enjoyed that very much.

This short story is told from the point of view of an Android. Who is kind of not working right. She's acting more human; feeling things. And oh, how I loved that. But it also seemed a bit lonely. We get to know a bunch of things about her and I loved getting to know her. But I do wish there had been more; like I always do. I'm not sure what to say about the plot in this, as I don't want to spoil everything. So just going to say that I really enjoyed it.

The Little Android is a well-written good short story. And I think you should all read it. I found it to be pretty amazing. I loved Mech6.0 feelings towards this guy. Even if it was heartbreaking. Sniffs. I loved getting to see some characters as well. That was pretty awesome. Mostly I just loved reading more from Marissa and her Lunar Chronicles world. This doesn't have that much to do with her other books, to be honest, but I loved it. <3 Though, hmm, I'm wondering if we'll see more of some of the characters :) Also wanted to say that I found the ending to be beautiful. It made me sad, but it was also so good.


  1. I found it so bittersweet! Marissa is such a great writer but THE FEELS *sniffs* loved a certain character cameo in it too! ;)

  2. Damn. I need to read this stat. But the ending is kind of nerve-wracking. Great review!

  3. I agree! It was a fantastic short story and I think it did very well with the original version (not the Disney one) of the story. Marissa has such a knack to make retellings work!

  4. I don't think I've ever read anything based on the story of The Little Mermaid before, so I like the sound of this! I plan to read Scarlet and Cress before I jump onto any short stories though, but hopefully I'll still be interested once I'm done with those two. I'm so glad you loved it, Carina! :)

  5. aww this reminds me of the android who's friends with Cinder (forgot her name!).. I didn't even know this novella existed. Thanks for putting it on my radar Carina :)

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  6. I like how this novella was really based on the original story. Bittersweet and good!


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