In this book, the moon is in the center of it all. Here on “Luna” the people have the power to manipulate people or to brainwash them. So, you could envision yourself as the most beautiful girl or the most handsome boy and other people would see you that way. However, the gift is dangerous as well, because your own hands could be used you.
Of course, there are those who are stronger than others; those who are weak (such as earthens) can be used as puppets. These are the ones the Queen loves to use because they can’t fight back, however, there are some called shields that were born without the gift and are immune when someone uses the gift on them.
This is something that I find to be really interesting because I feel like there can be aliens on the moon and that they probably do have some sort of power. Lots of myths focus on the moon because of how powerful this part of the sky is with it. This is the last book of the series and I have read all four and I recommend it to anyone looking for a sci-fi book that also has some fairy tale retellings. This series is called The Lunar Chronicles.
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