Review of Winter 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.(Summary from GoodReads)
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.
I was extremely excited when I heard that Winter would be over 700 pages. I really wanted Winter’s story after reading Fairest, and there was a lot to tie up given everything that happened earlier in the series. Winter was an epic and satisfying conclusion to this series and I adored it.
I loved reading this story of Winter and Jacin. It felt as though Meyer really stepped up the quality of her prose for this installment of the series. Winter’s story had some particularly magical elements to it and I adored the romance between her and Jacin.
Of course, we spent a lot of time with all of our other characters as well, particularly Cinder and Levana. I loved seeing how characters grew throughout the series, and I loved the little glimpses we got of them as the story wound down. The ending of this series tied up the relevant storylines, but not too neatly.
I freaking adored Winter. This is a series that I want to reread again and again. The best part of it is that for those who haven’t read the series yet, it’s totally bingeable now that it’s all out.