Book Review: Winter

Winter
The Lunar Chronicles
Marissa Meyer
Juvenile Fiction

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?

Winter is over. The Lunar Chronicles are over, and therefore, my life is over. That is, it is over until I find my newest obsession. That will likely be later on today when I get home from work and pull one of my shiny new books from my bookshelf. And this time not an e-book!!

In conclusion of this EPICLY (yes I know it’s not a word) amazing series, I decided to write down some of my favorite quotes from Winter. Don’t worry, I try to keep away from spoilers!

“I need him as much as he needs me. But that doesn’t make it love.”

Winter lowered her lashes. “Actually, dear friend, I suspect that is precicely what makes it love.”

 

“I’m done trying to explain myself to you. I’m done seeking your approval. I’m done with you.”

I HAVE to say something about this quote. At this moment in the book I felt SO UNSATISFIED. I was so mad and wanted to rip some heads off, and Cinder’s reaction to what Adri was saying was WAY TOO nice. I was thinking SHOW HER. Tell her off, do something, ANYTHING! But she didn’t she rose above it. And I loved and hated that part so much. I was literally TORN IN TWO INSIDE OF MY BODY. SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE #LordHelpMe

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Onward.

“One should never save cake for later when it can be eaten now.” (So many wins)

There are some more, but they are too spoiler-ish. But like seriously. MY HEART.

Before I begin this, I am a little afraid to admit that I was worried before I read this book. I was worried that I wasn’t going to like Winter. I was scared that her being crazy would put me off of her. But just let me say this: it did the exact opposite, and I. LOVE. HER. I must applaud Marissa Meyer for creating characters who I felt so connected to that I literally almost threw up when Cinder described her wounds’ itching overpowering the dull ache of the painkillers. Because that was just the perfect description. Too accurate, and very disgusting to me. I think, in some way, I love Winter so much because I relate the most to her. Not because I’m crazy (BUT MAYBE?), but because she is broken, but she isn’t. She is damaged for all the right reasons, and I think that all of us are. WOAH TOO MUCH SERIOUSNESS GOING ON HERE. Ahem. So, my beauties, if you have not even so much as picked up Cinder, go do it now.

I was scared to start the series because my mom said she liked Cinder but couldn’t get into Scarlet. Right now I am still suffering from the aftershock of everything that happened in the last 98 CHAPTERS, and I am also thinking UM. NO. Also I will probably try to throw these books through the computer at her head and make her read them. I mean…very nicely and politely suggest she continue. Also, I am so proud of Marissa Meyer for creating fairy tales that aren’t all about the romance. There IS romance, don’t get me wrong. You’ll get your fix. Or maybe just short of it… but it isn’t sappy or cheesy. Except when it is SUPPOSED to be.

And with that, I leave you. Everything is perfect about everything in this series and I am walking around in a daze.

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