Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

March 28, 2016
Winter, The Lunar Chronicles #4, Marissa Meyer, Book Review, InToriLex
Published By: Feiwel and Friends on November 10th 2015
Format Read: Kindle Edition (833 pages)
Genre: Young Adult/ Fantasy/ Science Fiction/ Romance
Series: Book Four of The Lunar Chronicles
Source: Purchased
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
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?


The suspense, humor and action made this a wonderful read overall. Cinder goes through a treacherous journey that leads her to face hard but rewarding challenges as a revolutionary. Winter gives us a hallucinogenic point of view, that is sometimes unsettling, but definitely entertaining.  I was excited to see how Winter would evolve with this book especially while working against Levana. She  grows on you but I was disappointed she wasn't the star of of the finale named after her. Levana finds more unique and disturbing ways to mistreat the people of Luna, she's a disturbing villain. I never got bored with her madness and Cinder and company finding away to fight against it.
Slow Clap, Winter, Marissa Meyer, Book Review, InToriLex
I felt emotionally connected to these characters and so enjoyed seeing the part they would play in the revolution. That emotional connection pushed me through the parts of the book that I didn't enjoy. Not all the threads in the series were woven seamlessly together. It seemed like Meyer wanted to focus on more couples then others, and I wanted more Winter and Jacin. I rolled my eyes too many times as characters escaped death over and over. The close call scenes became repetitive at times and the suspense wore off. The writing was below the quality of the other books in series. There were major scenes and plot points happening every other chapter, and that was probably why the writing suffered.
"Dreaming was for people with nothing better to do."
As a fan of the series I enjoyed the book, but know that it could have been better. This final installment answers many questions lingering from the other books and gives us a better view of how Luna and the Lunar people are. The ending threw me a little because I expected something different, but it was satisfying. I also thought how one couple ended up didn't make sense, considering all of the wonderful advanced technology on Luna. Despite my mixed feelings about the story, there was more then enough goodness to keep me reading this massive 833 page book.

Reviews In Series
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5)


I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I'm big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.

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