Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4
Author: Marissa Meyer (Website | Twitter)
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: 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?
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I'm still experiencing all the feels for this book and it's been about a week since I finished it. YOU GUYS. If you have not already read these books, stop whatever you're doing and go pick them up. Seriously, you will not regret it in the slightest. The characters, the action, the world, the writing style, and the wonderful conclusion has made this series a new favorite of mine. Easily top ten. You won't regret giving these books a chance.
I was slightly skeptical about reading Winter, mostly because I didn't know how well I would like reading from the point of view of a Lunar but I shouldn't have worried, Winter was amazing. As a character, I loved reading from her point of view. She was such a sweet and genuine person and I loved her bravery in standing up for her people and to Levana. Of course, I still really enjoyed reading from the other character's points of view, as well. I think my favorite point of view to read from was Cress's. She really won me over in the last book and I just can't get enough of her and Thorne, especially with the tension that was between them in this book.
The action was amazing. Marissa Meyer sure knows how to build up tension because holy cow, I was just on the edge of my seat waiting for the final fight scene and it did not disappoint in the slightest. Seeing all of the pieces fall into place and slowly begin to come together was so worth it. And the ending... I'm so, so satisfied with the way everything turned out.
I want more of these characters. I want more story. That's my only complaint. I need more. Marissa Meyer has created a series that I will be happily talking about and rereading for year. I'm so excited to see what she'll come up with next.
“Her whole body was wound up tight. She was ready to storm the palace herself - an army of one.”