Review: Winter

Winter by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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?

The Lunar Chronicles has been my favorite retelling series; it combines fantasy and sci-fi in such a seamless fashion, that you wonder how Meyer does it. This final book is titled Winter, for Snow White, but is also the conclusion for Cinder’s war against Levana. She has decided that she will unseat Levana from her throne, and save the Lunars as well as Earthens from her tyranny. That is easier said than done, of course, with them facing troubles from sneaking onto the moon, then getting access to the palace, combating political propaganda, protecting from a deadly plague, resisting compulsion, and generally everything going haywire. One thing I must say, though – #SquadGoals. They are all such great friends and in love with each other, with Cinder and Thorne snarking at each other, Scarlet and Winter being like Buttercup and Blossom (Powerpuff Girls), Cinder and Iko being such great friends, Jacin always being devoted to Winter, and Wolf to Scarlet (he is like an adoring puppy). The story itself is particularly good, including so much from the fairytale in such a modern way. And that ending! For a moment there, I was going WTH over everyone and then it gave way to such a great climax; the series couldn’t have a better conclusion.

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