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Mini Review: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

Title: Winter
Author: Marissa Meyer
SeriesThe Lunar Chronicles #4

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Pages: 823
Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased
Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Retelling

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? (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)


*Warning:  This is the fourth and final book in a series.  While I really don’t like spoilers, you might find some spoilers for the previous books in the series in this review.*

Since this is the final book in the series, I’m going to try to avoid spoilers and just share some of my notes, making this a mini review.

  • Winter’s hallucinations are a very good metaphor for panic attacks. I don’t know if that’s what they’re supposed to be, but speaking as someone who has panic disorder and anxiety, Meyer was right on the money with how a panic attack feels, while still making it different.
  • I ❤️ Thorne!
  • I ❤️ Iko!
  • A lot of tilting or cocking of the head in this book.
  • Pearl and Adri!!! (I don’t love them but I love seeing them having little cameos.)
  • Meyer gets 10,000 of my Bonus Points for a bath tub so big it seems like a pool.
  • Scarlet bothers me in this book. She is inconsistent and kind of a jerk, IMO.
  • I really like how, even though we kind of know what has to happen in the end of this book, we really don’t know how the characters are going to get there. It keeps us readers on our toes.
  • Thorne cracks me up!
  • I’ve said this before in previous reviews, I think, but I love how even though this series is a retelling of several fairy tales, you kind of forget about that because it has its own entirely unique story. But then Meyer sprinkles in these little bits of the original fairy tales and you go, “Oh, yeah! This is Snow White!” It’s very cool.
  • I DROPPED MY BOOK IN THE BATH. I WAS SO SAD. Luckily it’s okay now.
  • ❤️❤️❤️ Thorne/Cress ❤️❤️❤️ My Lunar Chronicles OTP.
  • Lots of crazy shiz at the end!
 
My rating for Winter by Marissa Meyer:
5 stars. The Lunar Chronicles is one of my all-time favorite series, and while I think I loved Cinder and Cress the most, Winter was still fantastic! I definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves YA, fairy tale retellings, or just really good books!
Find it:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Macmillan
Disclaimer:  I purchased this book myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.

3 Comments

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    December 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    WooHoo! I'm so happy that you loved this one Andrea^^ I still need to crack open my copy but I won't be holding out much longer! I can't wait to see how things wrap up for our little band of misfits here :D Awesome review!!

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