Sunday, November 29, 2015

Book Review: Winter Winter
Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Source: Purchased
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

My Review

I know, I know... I haven't been there as long as other Lunartics, but I've been waiting for Winter since the release of Cress. After getting myself into the whirlwind of a ride that is The Lunar Chronicles series during the summer of 2014 (I told you I was late to the party), I found myself waiting and waiting. Yes, Fairest held me over for a bit, but it was nothing compared to wanting a concluding novel. I was so thrilled when I finally had a copy of Winter in my hands. It took me a while to read, but let me tell you... I was not disappointed!

In the fourth and final book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer, fans really get to meet Princess Winter. Yes, we kind of got a glimpse of her in Cress and Fairest, but she's truly a star in her own right in this addicting novel. She's a wonderful character, both beautiful and flawed, smart and insane. She provides all these different twists and turns that are full of emotions. You'll definitely think twice about how you treat people after reading about her.

Readers also get to know more about Jacin, the guard who betrayed Cinder and company. Readers already knew that he is strictly loyal to Princess Winter, but now they get to see just how loyal he is. I'm not saying that he's my favorite character ever, but I'm really glad that I was able to discover more of his puzzle pieces. He's not as bad as I originally thought he was.

Now I said that there's more in store for some of your favorite characters, right? Well when we last left off, Cinder was planning a revolution so she could reclaim her throne, Kai had been kidnapped by Cinder and company, and Scarlet was taken to Luna as a hostage. That's all pretty much the same at the beginning of Winter. Together, Cinder, Kai, Thorne, Cress, Wolf, and Iko have to quickly formulate a plan to start their insurgence on Luna. Oh, and they have to make it look like Kai didn't have any parts in it so that he won't be hurt or killed by Levana. Talk about some pressure, right?

The whole book - from page 1 to 826 - is just perfect. It's literally perfect, and I couldn't have asked for anything more. There's action. There's politics. There's rebellion. There's war. There's death. Oh, and there are some swoony moments that readers won't want to miss. 

Marissa Meyer really knows how to end a series. I'm not saying that I was entirely shocked by what happened on the last few pages of the book, but I really, really loved it. I don't want to spoil anything, but wow! The choices that were made by the characters were flawless, and I am just in awe.

Fans of these books will be thrilled to find out what's in store for all of their favorite characters. Ms. Meyer updates her readers on all of the characters, so you don't want to miss this book. If you're just dying to know what happens with the Lunar Revolution and all those swoony romances, you need to get your hands on this book.

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