Book Review “Winter” Marissa Meyer

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The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!

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.

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First lines: Winter’s toes had become ice cubes. They were as cold as space. As cold as the dark side of Luna. As cold as –

In true Marissa Meyer fashion, Winter is fast paced and full of action. There are twists and turns and friends in the least likely of places. Winter sets its hooks in you and holds on till the end.

Meyer’s creativity for reimagining fairy tales continues. Each character is well developed and at this point in the series…well loved.

Winter’s character is one of my favorite in the series. She is loyal. She is fragile but strong. She is intelligent and kind. She is fearless but very very afraid. Her character rang true. What a ruler she would of been had the cards been stacked in her favor. Her mental illness is explained in haunting detail. How frightening it must be to live inside her mind.

Cinder continues to surprise. She has overcome so much just to get to this point and Levana definitely doesn’t make it any easier now that she’s come this far. I have to admit I enjoyed each time Cinder and her crew one upped ol Levana. If ever there was a horrible person, she’s it.

I really enjoyed this book as the fictional story it was but there are a few things I dislike when it comes to morals.

First is the push to reveal Levana’s disfigurement from her burns. A woman is worth much more than her exterior and should be judged as such. The push for people to leave Levana based solely on her looks was annoying. There’s plenty of reason’s to leave Levana without making it about her “beauty”. I think this sends a bad message.

Second is what Cinder decides to give up at the end of the book. I don’t think she is giving it up for political reasons. I felt like this was her giving her all to a relationship where Kai gives up nothing. I think this damaged the character of Cinder that Meyer has been working so hard to build.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and I think Meyer used her pages well and concluded the book nicely.

4 stars

4 star

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The Technical Data:

Title: Winter | Series:  The Lunar Chronicles  |  Author(s): Marissa Meyer |Publisher: Feiwel & Friends  Publishing / Publication Date: 11-10-2015 |Pages: 832 (Print) | ISBN: 978-0312642983  | Genre(s): Science Fiction /  Fairy Tales |Language: English |Rating: 4 out of 5 |  Date Read: 9-6-2016 |Source: Copy from Library 

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