What did you bring me today? Delusional mutterings with a side of crazy?
And then, after four weeks we get to the end of the Lunar Chronicles, with Winter by Marissa Meyer. In this review I will tell you the things that I liked about this book, but also what I thought of the series as a whole.
Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer
Title & Author: Marissa Meyer by Marissa Meyer
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: November 10 2015
Series: Lunar Chronicles
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
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?
I was so hyped with the release of this book, everybody around me was stoked after reading it, but first of all I have to say I was not as impressed with this book as the others. It kind of let me cold. I felt so disappointed when I was finished. Overall it is not a bad story, not at all. But maybe my feelings were to great for it or something.
This book made me super suspisious of all the main characters when they were only mentioned out of the blue. I made me sometimes confusioned to whether or not I had fallen asleep and dreamed it or if it was real or if the characters would get hurt or not. In this book I only felt the things people would be able to do with glamours and made me suspect everyone of being one.
Winter is completely mental, so much so I don’t like her. Also she is supposed to be one year older then Cinder, most of the time I felt she was 10 or something, instead of 17! But on the other hand she had a lot happen to her. This gives me problems seeing her in the right light, I think. But she is for sure based on Snow White, that is sure.
Lavana is in this book as cruel as she always have been. Like a suspected her to do – using the mutated form of the plague against the main cast – she used it on the stupidest character of them all. In a way I am feel sad this one did not die, but on the other hand it might not have giving the same incentive for the Lunar people to do the right thing. I would not be able to predict it.
Iko is still her lovely self, the happy android. I still like Cinder, but sometimes wonder if she is not too much influenced by her gift, like she is using it more as an escape then something she should try not to use too ofter. But that is my opinion. Cress grew on me. She really grew into the woman she needs to be to add something to this story. I felt like she was a bit of an odd character, but I like her better now. Scarlet is still the kickass girl you get to know her as. I like characters like that.
Like the other book, this one also has several POVs and in just the right amount. Like when you get curious about how it is going somewhere else, you shift to that place and one of the casts POVs there. It feels right and as if you don’t miss a thing.
Even though this book felt a bit like I bummer, I would surely recommend this book to anyone who likes books. I love the series, but might hesitate next time when I need to start the last book. The books have quite a bit of humor in them and not too much romance.
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For now, let books enrich your life!