Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) By: Marissa Meyer
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 had no idea how she was going to wrap everything up in just this book, but Meyer managed to do it and I don’t feel left wanting. Well—I would have preferred an epilogue more like from Harry Potter, but I understand why she did what she did and I’m fine with it.
So much happened in this book, so much, and there were like fifty characters to manage, but I never forgot who was who or got lost or confused. It was over eight hundred pages of shit going down.
Worlds were changed and romances were kind of taken care of. Actually, that might be my least favorite part about the Lunar Chronicles, apart from Cinder (book 1 not the character) romance takes a back seat to politics and worlds stuff. It’s there in every book, but it’s not the driving force. It’s a nice change for a fairy tale re-telling, but I just wish there’d been a little bit more.
Overall, the series was awesome and this book was a satisfying conclusion so I’m happy.