Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #4)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Puffin Books [Ebook]
Release Date: November 10th 2015 [Ebook]
Pages: 824
Read it in: A little over a week
Source: Christmas gift from my Mum

Synopsis: Goodreads

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?

My Review:

This book was bigger than the others! Considerably so! The paperback is 800 pages and the kindle book is just over that. I knew this one would be a challenge, but one I was happy to go for! Honestly I was intrigued by Princess Winter’s story, she was quite different compared to our other female leads, Cinder, Scarlet and Cress. But she was no less wonderful. Her story turned out to be quite different from what I was expecting.

Winter is a Lunar, and unlike Queen Levana, she chooses not to use her power against anyone for anything. And as explained in Cinder, those Lunars who don’t use their power tend to go a little crazy.  Which is unfortunately what happened to the young Princess. Lucky for Winter she also has a guard named Jacin looking out for her.

Which means, yes! There is another romance a-brewing! Yipee! Man, I know it probably bugs some readers, but I love that each of these novels has a new romance and honestly I wouldn’t have had anything changed. Only because with most fairy tales there is a kind of romance and so it would have been weird if they didn’t end up having a romance.

Once again all of the tales are part of one big tale – the plan to overthrow Levana. And once again I was hooked on the story and I loved every moment of being stuck in this story. To me this  series was a wonderful example of a great way of retelling fairy tales.

This novel ended the series perfectly, but that doesn’t mean that I wanted the series to end, because believe me I would love for more stories following the end of this story!

 

Overall,

I think Winter was a wonderful end to the story, and cleared up all of my immediate questions [upon writing this review I’d finished the book not 30 minutes ago and was too busy squeaing over the ending] and was just well written and entertaining.

“And they all lived happily to the end of their days.” – Marissa Meyer

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