Winter by Marissa Meyer
Published : November 10, 2015
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? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
Putting this series down was difficult for me and I needed to continue reading it. So once I put Cress down I didn’t hesitate to pick up Winter and it’s kind of bitter sweet for me because…it was hard to let go of this series, but I have to say I’m super impressed on how this series was so well wrapped up. I’ve loved the adventure that Marissa Meyer has lead me on and I can’t wait to read Heartless by her when it comes out in November.
I have to say Winter wasn’t my favorite but her character was great, and I really loved that she was a bit more cooky just because she doesn’t use her glamour. And I just think she really rounded out the group really well especially when it came to the LSOP wolves.
But overall I really enjoyed the way this book was worked out. I think all the political movement and the action was so strategically placed within the book, it just made for a really great read. I absolutely adored Wolf’s background and learning more about him and meeting his mother. and Ugh there were so many feels in the book! Especially the end with Cress and Thorne (they’re my favorite pairing ) I have to say each character really found a special place in my heart.
I have to say though, the consistency of Lavana being completely terrifying through all four books is something really impressive. I usually tend to fade with whatever strong feelings I have for villains, but Lavana was such a strong and terrifying villain throughout and I think that REALLY takes a lot skill.
I can’t explain how wonderfully the action was peppered through this book that it kept me so engaged and so hooked, I really wish there was more, but then again there’s Fairest and Star’s Above!