I have given Winter by Marissa Meyer five out of five stars
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Science Fiction (Dystopian), Adventure, Fantasy, YA
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.
This book. This series. Holy stars….
Such a phenomenal series it really deserves a round of applause.
Now that I’ve got that out the way, time for my review.
I looked over every page of this book and I cannot fault Marissa Meyer in the slightest. This book was epic, intense, magical and emotional (just to name a few). I really don’t want to give much of the story away as this is the final installment to the Lunar Chronicles series.
This has been the chunkiest book I’ve ever picked up to read as of yet and it was 824 pages jam packed of adventure and thrilling fantasy goodness.
This book was filled with so many twists and turns, I didn’t know quite what to expect. A huge part of me thought that things were going to turn out terribly (especially towards the end of the book) but it turned out have such a satisfying conclusion to end a magnificent series.
The characters that Meyer created were all unique in their own way and I think this is one of the first series or novels where I’ve liked every main character, even the villains. The relationships between the lovable characters are written superbly.Overall my favourite couple from the series were Cress and Thorne; from their sarcastic comments and awkward romance moments to their brave and heroic actions. Close behind Cress and Thorne was Scarlet and Wolf. I really felt for Scarlet and Wolf, they had to deal with very difficult situations from meeting them in the second installment Scarlet all the way through to Winter, but came out stronger than ever.
I’m looking forward to reading Fairest, Stars Above and Heartless but I’m so sad it’s over.
I laughed, gasped and was on the edge of my seat near enough throughout the entire book. I recommend this book, this series and this author. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did!