Monday, January 6, 2014
Glitches by Marissa Meyer
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: December 5, 2011
Length: about 32 pages (ebook)
Glitches is a prequel to Cinder. It shows us the part of Cinder's story before she was an accomplished mechanic. In Glitches, she's just a scared girl with no memory of most of her past. Garan brings her home to live with his family, and her new stepmother is horrible to her. But one of her stepsisters, Peony, is kind and sweet.
At this point, Iko is just a pile of android bits, who was taken apart because she had a "glitch" (aka a personality). I enjoyed seeing how Cinder put her back together and they became friends. Iko is one of my favourite characters in this series.
Although Goodreads, FictFact, and the rest of the internet seem intent on numbering series in in-universe order (ie. putting this before Cinder), this really should be read after Cinder (in proper publishing order). (But that's a rant for another day.) Already knowing Cinder's character and being attached to her, Peony, and Iko, this story is great for filling in the blanks about them.