Winter by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #4) ★★★★☆
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult
This review is spoiler free for Winter, but may contain spoilers for the previous three novels.
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? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
Let me start this review by letting you know what I thought of the previous novels, I liked Cinder and Cress (Review) , while Scarlet has been my favourite so far. It’s safe to say that, for me, Winter blew them all out of the water.
While we jump between multiple points of view throughout the novel, I found myself enjoying them all (which is rare). My favourite characters were Scarlet (I’ve always loved Red Riding Hood) and Winter, who was a wonderful addition to the main cast of characters.
While this is undoubtedly a very long book (800+ pages), it never felt like it. It was exactly how long it was meant to be, with enough action to fill the pages while leaving space for the little moments. I was never bored at all while reading the novel.
While I enjoyed the rest of the series, Winter made me love the world. It’s also made me more excited to try more of Marissa Meyer’s work. I’m looking forward to picking up Heartless.