Winter by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4
Published by: Feiwel & Friends on November 10th, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Fairytale Retelling, Young Adult
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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.
At a staggering 800+ pages, Winter delivers on a lot of things: strong, independent heroines. Slow-burning romances. Plot twists. An unreliable antagonist. Unexpected heroes. But where it falters is in scope, with pacing being problematic at best and downright unreadable at worst.
Our favourite heroines, Cinder, Scarlet and Cress are back, along with their respective love interests Kai, Wolf and Thorne. Add Winter and her love interest Jacin into the mix and that’s 8 different potential PoVs before we’ve even considered the antagonists; this is where Winter dragged the most.