Winter is the fourth and final book in the Lunar Chronicles series. It is also the longest and it concludes the Lunar Chronicles. I had a bittersweet experience with this one, bitter because the series ended, sweet because we got to know exactly what happened. In this book we get to know princess Winter, who is basically Cinder’s cousin. She is a troubled soul who has visions of her castle bleeding, and is always being watched over by her friend and guard, Jacin Clay. He ended up being one of my favorite characters in the whole series, mostly because his behavior is quite interesting. He goes from being one of the Queen’s guards to doing anything he can to keep Winter safe, no matter the cost. Jacin was also featured in the previous novels, he was, for example, one of Levana’s guards who tried to bring Cinder back to Luna.
The novel is full of action, drama, betrayal and love and it was the perfect ending to the series. It is over 800 pages long and it did feel a bit dragged out sometimes but I wouldn’t have wanted anything to be cut from it. If you’re interested in Young Adult fiction, especially one loosely based on fairy tales, I’d recommend this series.
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark 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.
Have you read this series? What did you think of it?
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