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Review – Winter by Marissa Meyer


Title: Winter

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Science Fiction

Age Classification: Young Adult

Publisher: Puffin

Release: November 10, 2015

Available Format(s): PaperbackHardcoverEbookAudio

The final installment in the Lunar Chronicles and I was not prepared.

Please note: I will not be saying too much as most of what I really want to say includes major spoilers for the series.

The story has come a long way since the start with many lives intertwining and the fate of Earth becoming more unstable. With the fugitives no longer entirely on the run, new plans to save both Earth and Lunar citizens are in the works. Cue all the danger, shock and edge-of-your-seat moments!

The newest character, Winter, is a Lunar and has been tortured both by others and her refusal to use her gift. Although a somewhat unreliable character due to her mental state, she does have a heart of gold and brings out the best in a few other key characters.

I really liked that characters from the three previous books came together and played a part, some in very surprising ways. I also liked that Cinder, despite being treated poorly by most, was still one of the kindest and fairest characters of the series. Whether it is saving the world or having compassion, Cinder made sure everyone was looked after and did the best she could to protect them.

I am not saying the male characters were useless, because they certainly contributed, but the series definitely highlights girl power and the power of kindness.

Winter is a big book, both in page count and in how much happened on those 824 pages. There are so many players by the time you get to Winter, but it is written so well that your head doesn’t spin. It flowed from one character to the next and made sure the right information was given to the audience exactly when it was needed.

The way the entire series came together, wrapped up and concluded was incredible! I know there are short stories and I plan to read them at some point, but for the most part I don’t feel they are needed – they will just be an added bonus!

Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

I am obsessed and I want Iko in my life pronto! Reading this series was a wonderful experience and I am grateful it had a satisfying conclusion to finish it off.

What series had a satisfying ending for you?

Until next time bibliophiles!

Amy x