Winter by Marissa Meyer | Book Review

Posted January 19, 2016 by Jana in Book Review, Young Adult Fiction / 6 Comments

Winter by Marissa Meyer | Book ReviewWinter by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4
Published by Feiwel and Friends on November 10, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Steampunk
Pages: 832
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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5 Stars

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?

I don’t know what to say!!! I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY! I LOVED this conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles. Marissa knew just what I wanted to know and she answered all my questions and tied up all the loose ends. Boy, does she know how to end a series.

Cress and Thorne are so unbelievably cute, I can’t even handle it. Thorne is still my very favorite character in this story. He can make me laugh, he can make me swoon, and he can make me crazy. Scarlet and poor, tortured Wolf go through everything you could possibly think of and I’m amazed at their strength and their ability to push through it all. Their love was written in the stars, and I think they might be my favorite couple ever (but don’t make me choose because I won’t!). Readers are not given as much time to fall in love with Winter and Jacin, but you do anyway. I keep thinking of Buttercup and Wesley and Corey and Topanga when I think of those two. Cinder and Kai are overshadowed by the epic love stories of our other characters, but it’s so good to see them happy. And Iko… Iko, Iko, Iko… she is still hilarious and sweet and tender and flirtatious. No android will ever be able to take her place in my heart. I miss everyone already. How am I going to live without my band of misfits in the sky?

Marissa Meyer has outdone herself, and I’m almost afraid of reading any of her future works because how can she outdo herself again? (Of COURSE I’m going to read everything she writes forever.) This book is LONG, but I needed every page. Every word. I was either swooning over this romance, or screaming at that revelation, or crying over that moment, or flipping out over WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!, or cheering because YAY I LOVE THEM THEY RULE. The action is cataclysmic, the suspense unending, and the romance breathtaking. There’s so much of everything you could ever hope for and more. The tension never lets up, and you never feel totally safe until the very end. Can we all drive off into the sunset together?

Bottom line, thanks for reading my review because I have no coherent thoughts.

In summary: Read The Lunar Chronicles. 

5 Stars
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6 responses to “Winter by Marissa Meyer | Book Review

  1. CRESS AND THORNE, MY LOVES. Omg, yes I love their relationship so much. I could read about them FOREVER!!
    I relate to Cress a lot. With the whole… I’m awkward sometimes in social situations and that I’ve never been kissed!
    Also my love for Thorne knows no bounds. He’s my favorite character from the series too! And I fan casted Pierson Fode for him.
    Scarlet and Wolf. I LOVE them too!!
    Iko makes me laugh and I love her to bits!!
    I missed all of them so much that this book put me in a book slump! I had to reread “Anna and the French Kiss” to get out of it!
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    • Jana

      Cress and Thorne need a spin-off series. OR. I’d love a prequel with just Thorne and his life. I love him so much, I can hardly handle it! Are you excited for Stars Above? I can’t wait!

      I’m definitely in a bit of a slump right now after Winter’s end. Re-reading Anna is SUCH a good idea! I miss her too!

      • Cress and Thorne really do need a spin-off series!! Him showing her the world and such. Can you imagine?! *heart eyes*
        I am excited for Stars Above!! I’ve pre-ordered it :)

        If you haven’t read “The Start of Me and You” by: Emery Lord, that might get you out of your slump. NERDY, SWEET BOYS ftw!!