Author: Marissa Meyer
But she was already vast and bright and endless.
- The Little Android, Marissa Meyer
The Little Android is a retelling of The Little Mermaid, set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles by New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer.
When android Mech6.0, saves the life of a handsome hardware engineer, her body is destroyed and her mechanics discover a glitch in her programing. Androids aren’t not meant to develop unpractical reasoning or near-emotional responses…let alone fall in love.
Marissa Meyer never fails to create a beautiful retelling of a popular fairy tale. With The Little Android, she's proven herself once again. This story ripped my heart to pieces, let me clear that. And although a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid could end like the Disney version we all know, the author decided to stick to the original piece. She handled things quite differently, which is the reason I'm so sad.
I did love how there were so many similar aspects to the original, and the way they were thrown in there worked out very well. Certain examples are Dataran's rescue, Mech6.0 getting her new body and losing something in return. For me, the highlight of the book had to be her meeting with... That person. To be honest, I had some theories of who could possibly play the Ursula of the story, yet I never optioned the possibility of a character we already know.
I would have liked to see more of explanations. Like why she was different from the other androids, or why she was able to show and feel emotions. Also the story in general was a bit short for me to feel more compassion for Mech6.0 than I have now. This could have easily been way longer than it currently is, because I still have so many questions.
The Little Android was heart-breaking but definitely worth reading. Even though I didn't get many answers, I really hope to see a mention or an appearance of her in Cress.