“She was smiling as she imagined herself as one more star in the sea of millions, and her body decided it had had enough, and she felt the exact moment when her power source gave up and the hum of electricity extinguished.”
The second prequel novella of The Lunar Chronicles is called The Little Android. Although I prefer the first novella, this one is still a good read. It doesn’t involve any of the main characters of Cinder, but I like the new main character Marissa Meyer introduces in The Little Android. This novella is actually a little mermaid retelling where an android falls in love with a human engineer… Something that isn’t supposed to happen. All in all it’s quick and very short read, with the same easy-to-read prose as the actual series. It’s not really necessary to read this one to understand Cinder, but I would still recommend it if you like little mermaid retellings.
Mech 6.0 is an android who is quite different from the rest… She is experiencing romantic feelings for one of the hardware engineers called Dataran. When he has an accident and falls in a tank full of oil, Mech 6.0 is determined to save him even if it destroys her metal body… And Dataran survives thanks to her help. Mech 6.0 is taken away to her mechanics where they discover a glitch in her programming that makes her unstable. They want to shut her down, but Mech 6.0 doesn’t agree and decides to escape. It seems like she has done the impossible and fallen in love…
The Little Android technically is a little mermaid retelling and short romance story, but I was still entertained by it. I like Marissa Meyer‘s writing style and even though the novella doesn’t tell anything new about The Lunar Chronicles, it is still worth reading. It’s such a short read that it won’t take up much of your time anyway.