Published by Feiwel and Friends on November 10th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, SciFi, Romance
Reading Challenges: #RockMyTBR Challenge Source: Purchased
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?
Heart attack. This book gave me a freaking heart attack, I tell you. I was half-hyperventilating, half-freaking out and wide-eyed throughout the whole book. I mean, WHAT THE HELL. WHAT THE HELL MAN. This is undeniably the BEST series-ender I have read in 2016. I have to admit that I was scared at first, I was scared that the story would not end on a good note, or rather, that it would be a disappointment. But then, I thought OH WHO AM I KIDDING, IT’S MARISSA MEYER. And the one thing you should know about Marissa Meyer is that she does not disappoint and she writes fabulously well. I am still internally freaking out about this book, btw.
I’ve seen everyone around me choosing their favorite ships in this book, and I’m here like You can do that? because I honestly cannot. I am in love with each and every one of the characters, and their perfect perfect ship. How could I not? Each character was unique in their own way, and I wanted to get to know them better every single time. I mean, 800plus pages. I was really dubious and I couldn’t help but think that maybe there were too much pages? BUT NO. It was, believe it or not, NOT ENOUGH. I NEED MORE. Because the moment you start reading Winter, Marissa Meyer’s fantabulous story telling just dragged you into her world and you’re so enthralled that you don’t even wanna eat dinner. (Yes, I forgot to eat dinner.)
We definitely get to see more of Winter and her thoughts. I was curiously interested in Winter since she was first introduced in Cress. I wanted to know if she was really crazy, and I also wanted to get to know her. To know what she was thinking, to know what she thought of her psychotic step mother, and of course, all of that wasn’t really clear in Cress. But I like Winter. Wait no, I love Winter. She made the whole squad, well, WHOLE. With her and Jacin in it, it finally feels like they could overtake Levana, and happy endings could actually exist. Because the one thing that I took from Winter in this book, is to always have faith in people. Always.
I can’t talk much about the other characters without giving away spoilers, because OH GOD this book was amaaaazing. But I can definitely say that Cinder surprised me the most. Being who she really is and all had always made her seemed like this unstoppable force, in my opinion. But this book showed us her weakness, and there were scenes about her that I actually teared up, because most of Cinder is false bravado. And it made me love her more, actually, to know that she’s putting on a brave front for everybody else.
But yes, if you have not read this book, you really should! You won’t be disappointed, trust me.