This is the fourth, and last, book int he Lunar Chronicles and will contain spoilers for Cinder, Scarlet and Cress.
Title: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Year published: 2015
How I got this book: Bough it through BookDepository
My rating: 5 stars
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?
I'll keep this review pretty short, because I don't want to spoil anything. I'm really sad that I've finished this series, I enjoyed the story so much, I wanted it to last forever.
We have all of our beloved characters in this book, and spend time with all of them, even though they aren't always together. The book, even though it's over 800 pages, was full of action all the time. There was never a boring moment, and the reader is always kept on the edge of the seat. There were so many times I thought they were near winning, but there were always too many pages left for it to actually be over.
Personally, I thought this was a really satisfying end to the series, though I'll always want more. Everything wrapped up nicely, and kept with the Snow White theme throughout the book. I think that's been one of my favourite thing about this series. Meyer always stays true to the fairytales, but she still makes the stories her own. There are so many parallells throughout this series with the fairytales, in ways I couldn't even imagine.
I know Meyer has published Fairest, the story of Levana, and I really want to read that. Levana is one of the most amazing villains I've read about. We learn a little about her backstory in Winter, and it's clear that she's a very well dimensioned character, with a lot of flaws.
This is a series I will gladly recommend to everyone, and I'm really hoping Meyer is going to write another series in the future, because I will definitely pick that up.
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