Winter by Marissa Meyer
Published by Square Fish on January 30, 2018
Series: The Lunar Chronicles, #4
Genre(s): fiction, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, young adult
Format & Length: paperback, 823
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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 bestelling Lunar Chronicles series.
The final book in The Lunar Chronicles, Winter is the Snow White retelling that brought everything together in an entertaining and exciting conclusion.
Although not my idea of absolute perfection, this was my favorite book of the bunch. All of the story strands were woven together in a well executed plot. There was enough drama and action to be constantly moving along but not too much so as to be over the top. And the characters and their relationships continued to develop in ways that felt realistic.
My biggest complaint with this book was that it felt a bit too long, in part because I was excited to finish and see how it would all end. Additionally though, some of the scenes felt a bit repetitive. I would have preferred certain sections to be combined slightly differently to reduce some redundancy.
That all being said, Winter was a thoroughly enjoyable read! I’m glad to have read this series and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes young adult fairy tale retellings.