Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review: Winter

Title Winter (Lunar Chronicles 4)
By Marissa Meyer
Genre YA Scifi/Fantasy
Pages 824
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
The exciting conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles finds Cinder and and the gang traveling to Luna for a final showdown with the evil queen Levana.


First Sentence
Winter's Toes had become ice cubes.




  • Finally! I feel like it's been forever waiting for this one. I'm glad I finally got to read the exciting conclusion to this fun series. 
  • My new favorite couple in this series is Winter and Jacin. I adored watching their relationship grow and learning more about them and their past. 
  • Winter is an interesting girl. It's almost funny to read about her odd behavior but mostly sad. I was most excited to read her book and that excitement was amplified when we got a glimpse of her in Cress. I thoroughly enjoyed her character. She was sweet and caring and, yes, a bit naive but I loved her. 
  • I really wanted to love this series as a whole but this book did have it's issues. It wasn't perfect. I was frustrated with its length. It was way too long. Unnecessarily long. It's like the author kept dragging it on because she couldn't bear to part with her characters. I get it but it didn't need to be that long. 
  • I didn't like how easily the people of Luna joined Cinder. I found it a bit unbelievable. 
  • All in all I loved the series. It's easy to overlook some minor annoyances when you love the characters and world the author has created. 
Should you read it?
Obviously! I think whatever you like reading that this series will appeal to you. 

20 comments:

  1. Oh see, I liked the length! I was happy that it wasn't easily resolved and done and over this quickly like in other books where things happen so fast, I didn't know what even happened. But I am glad you like this series too!!!!

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    1. Yeah, I guess you're right. There was a lot of conflict and that was good. I just got frustrated I guess.

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  2. I just want to know one thing. Do Cinder and Kai end up together?! I need to know! Please tell me!

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    1. LOL! I could be mean and say, you'll have to read it to find out but I won't. Of course they do.

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    2. YES! I figured I'll be spoiled anyway at the signing tonight, lol.

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  3. I liked this one overall, as well. But I agree about the length - it was so much longer than it needed to be. I did like that each couple got their own chapter at the end, though. And I still really want to read the epilogue in Stars Above. :)

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    1. Me too! The chapters and the epilogue.

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  4. I've only read Cinder, but this is one of the series I would like to finish up, or at least continue, this year!

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    1. You should totally finish it up. I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. I have a copy of Cinder. This series has been so praised! But I've gotten kind of wishy washy about it. You guys aren't praising the ending so much.

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    1. It's worth it, though. They're fun!

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  6. I couldn't get past the half way mark of Cinder :( But I'm really glad you finished the series and enjoyed them all!!

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    1. Really? They are a bit prefictable and cheesy but I liked them.

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  7. I've really enjoyed this series as a whole, but I'm definitely putting off reading WINTER because of its length. I get irritated when book are unnecessarily long, enough if I love the characters. I'll get to it eventually, for sure, just not rushing.

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    1. Yeah, I read it before I forgot what was going on but that length made it hard to pick up.

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  8. I loved Winter! I do agree that it's quite lengthy, but I was enjoying the story so much that it didn't really bother me. In fact, I was kind of glad? Because that way we got more time with each of the characters. Since there are so many POV, I was wondering if Meyer would be able to give proper closure to everyone. I'm so happy she did! :)

    I also agree it wasn't perfect. (Seriously, did there have to be a certain death? Poor Wolf!) But overall it's definitely a great ending. Also looking forward to Stars Above!

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  9. Gah!! I'm waiting desperately for my library to get the audiobook in!!! Glad to hear you liked it!

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    1. I hope you like it when you get it.

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  10. Yeah, I'd agree that this book was a bit lengthy. But! I feel like some of that was sort of necessary? Because we do have a lot of characters and their plotlines to finish up. And seriously! This entire series is just awesome. I definitely agree that everyone should read them! :)

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