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Winter: Book Four of The Lunar Chronicles

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Winter: Book Four of The Lunar Chronicles

WINTER is the final novel in The Lunar Chronicles series, which takes place in a world where earth is united and faces Luna, a country on the moon. Lunars can use mental manipulation to control what those around them see, feel and do. In this final fairy tale retelling, we see Snow White, or Winter’s, story unfold, as well as see the endings to the stories of all the characters we love.

In WINTER, the characters are just about ready for war. Levana has ruled Luna for too long and Cinder is finally ready to take her place as its rightful queen. With so much on the line, anything could go wrong, and everything does!

I’ve really enjoyed the previous novels in The Lunar Chronicles and WINTER did not disappoint. I was at YALLFest while reading it, but that didn’t slow me down (OK, maybe it did, a little bit).

WINTER showed the same scene from multiple points of view which was helpful for understanding the characters but made everything take longer. This writing style also explains why the book is 820 pages long.

WINTER will take hold of your feels, and won’t let them go --- I was laughing, crying and squealing all within a page or two.

Throughout the series, readers have heard about Princess Winter and her beauty, but didn’t get to see her except from Scarlet’s point of view in CRESS. Being the enigma that she is, it was cool to finally be in Winter’s head. She provided a very different outlook on using mental manipulation and, although lovable, is pretty crazy, which is always fun to read about.  

While there are characters I love more than others, I really enjoyed reading about all of them. I was able to keep track of all the characters which can be hard when a book has so many. I was excited to find out what would happen to all of them, and I can say with full confidence that you won’t be disappointed where they end up.

WINTER will take hold of your feels, and won’t let them go --- I was laughing, crying and squealing all within a page or two. Although it was a rollercoaster of emotion, it left me in a happy place,which is what I wanted. I’m also super excited to read STARS ABOVE in February, the collection of short stories set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles. The series may have wrapped up nicely, but in a world I love this much, it’s always fun to have more.

So go out to your nearest bookstore, library, or eBook store and get this book. It’s a glorious conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles and deserves as many readers as it can get!

Reviewed by Isabel C., Teen Board member on December 8, 2015

Winter: Book Four of The Lunar Chronicles
by Marissa Meyer