Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter“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? 

Winter is the fourth and final novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. It basically does pick up were it left off in the previous book with the troop on their way to Luna to finally give Levana what she deserves. At first this novel seemed a bit intimidating. I mean, it is over 800 pages long. Even though it is a decent sized novel, it was still not long enough. Every question was answered before the end of the novel but I felt as though the ending was wrapped up a bit too quickly. I was anticipating an epilogue or something so that we could actually “see” how all of their lives turned out. But we were just told what happened and the series wrapped up in a matter of a few pages. That was the only thing about the novel that I wasn’t a fan of. The rest of the story was amazing! The action was intense and the imagery was so vivid. The new wolf mutants that Levana created were even more disturbing and frightening than Wolf was in Scarlet. This was the first novel that we actually really got to know Winter and she was an interesting character. I found her to be kind and courageous, but also sassy and sometimes even pouty. Overall though, she was a great addition to the series and played a very important role in the final battle. If you have read The Lunar Chronicles series than this is a must read for you (it is the final novel after all)! And if you haven’t read the series and are a fan of fairy tales and dystopian novels then this is a great series for you to check out. Happy Reading!

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