Thursday, November 19, 2015

Review: Winter

Title:  Winter
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.”

 Five Teapots


  1. Oooh, nice! It's so good to know that this series ends on a strong note, and that you liked the ending. I've only read up to and through Scarlet, which I really liked, so I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the books and getting to know these awesome new characters :)

    1. It really is a wonderful series! I hope you get the chance to read it soon because, honestly, the books only get better the farther into the series you go! :D

  2. I didn't care for Cinder which is why it took me so long to start the rest of the books. But everyone keeps telling me how great they are. I'm hoping to jump into in one day.

    1. I had trouble with Cinder in the beginning, honestly. I think it was mostly because I was hesitant about the whole cyborg thing but it ended up working really well for me. I hope you get the chance to read the rest of the series and meet all the awesome characters!

  3. I've only read the first book in this series, so apart from seeing your high rating, I didn't really read your review. I'm really glad you loved Winter, Ashtyn, maybe I'll find the time to continue this series next year :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Good! I don't want to risk any spoilers! I hope you get the chance to continue the series! It has turned into one of my favorites this year :)


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