{Effie Reviews} Winter by Marissa Meyer

Posted September 11, 2016 by Effie in Book Change Life, Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Winter by Marissa Meyer


by Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #4
Published on November 10th, 2015
by Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Retelling
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Cress, Fairest

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.

5 Stars


How do I even begin to form the words of how awesome Winter is?

Everything … from the writing style, to the characters and the story itself. It was all so wonderful!

I enjoyed reading every single page of this book. The story was incredible as Cinder and the Rampion crew devise a plan with Kai to get rid of Levana, Cinder’s aunt and current queen of Luna. And the plan sort of works, they get to Luna like planned, where the wedding between Kaito and Levana will take place, this time around. But once they get there, things start to go sour, real quick.

So many things happen while they’re all on Luna. From getting captured, to getting rescued. To enraging Levana by disrupting her news feeds with vids of Cinder/Selene, to starting an actual revolt against Levana. And my favourite: the crashing of the wedding between Kai and Levana. Every single detail, from all the new characters, to the details and written sights of Luna, this book was beautiful.

I especially loved how the characters grew, each in their own way. And Winter herself, OMG, she’s sooooo adorably cuckoo, that I just want to hug and squeeze her and protect her forever (so does Jacin but that’s only natural). And the small moments between the couples were sometimes cute and funny, other times sweet and tense. I ship Cress/Thorne sooooooooooooo much. Of all the couples they’re my favourite, even above Winter/Jacin, just because they’re so cute and adorkable together. Their interactions were different that those of the other couples.

All in all it was an amazing read, and while other people might have had a problem with the size, I did not. I love big books, I always have and this sated my inner PageBeast because at 800+ pages, it can be considered a beast of a book. I didn’t mind it, nope not at all. I would like to add that I am perfectly content with the ending, though I will be reading Stars Above BECAUSE OMG I NEED TO SEE THAT WEDDING BETWEEN CINDER AND KAI!!!!!

With everything said and done, I will say these last few words. This series touched my heart and the child in me with the re-invented take on my favourite fairy tales and I will be revisiting this wondrous world again in the future.


About Marissa Meyer

MARISSA MEYER is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

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