Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4
Also in this series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest
Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 10th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fairy Tales & Folklore, General, Science Fiction
Also by this author: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest
Hardcover provided by My Wallet (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? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestelling Lunar Chronicles series.
I am sad to report that this is the final book in The Lunar Chronicles. Its over. No more Cinder, Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Thorne, Cress, Winter, Jacin, or Levana. I actually cried near the end of this book. Why? Because I am a sap. Well, that and Winter was doing this really sad thing with a certain wolf ghost. Even at over 800 pages, I found this an easy read. The writing was easy to get sucked into and all my super sappy ships came true, not that there was any question about them really. Am I telling you anything you didn’t see coming?
There was angst in this story pretty much from chapter 1 on. I read a bit of this every night for almost a week straight. It was hard to get into reading anything else. It was hard to part with the story and get back to my life. The author kept the characters in peril. They got together, they got separated, they faced insurmountable odds for victory, and death was very near. I mean every chapter had them sneaking around, narrowly escaping capture (i.e. death), and/or facing some new challenge. Levana was particularly cruel throughout the story.
The majority of this story took place on Luna. Luna is bigger than I expected and the author did an excellent job of showing me the world without bogging me down with details. All the characters stayed true to form. They were the same people they were when I first met them in earlier books. The only new character to this story was Winter, and she added so much to this story. I loved her, and I felt bad for her. She is clearly crazy, but still so very loveable. Winter was such an endearing lunatic (see what I did there?).
My issues with the story: My biggest pet-peeve with this story was due to my favorite ship, Scarlet and Wolf. View Spoiler »Wolf gets even more modification and can’t really remember Scarlet and then all of a sudden Wolf is protecting Scarlet in the final battle. What happened there!!!! I really wanted to hear what he thought when he saw her. I felt a little robbed by having to use my own imagination for that one. « Hide Spoiler Also, the ending was a little anti-climactic. After all the angst about how to rid the universe of Levana View Spoiler »Levana is just dead and we don’t get to see it. I wanted to know what happened with her body. How everyone responded in the city and the sectors. Also, what was the first thing all the characters did, (well the ones that weren’t coming back from death that is). « Hide Spoiler
I did enjoy how all the
dwarfs characters ended up. The ending was super happy with enough evidence that everyone went where they needed to go. I know fans of this series will be happy to know that this book is more of the same sort of adventure earlier books were. The characters are all tested in this story. Each of them had their skills and they were all needed to pull off the overthrowing of Levana. Winter is much more though. Winter gave me the wrap up I needed and it was a very enjoyable read. I had to deduct a star due to my issues with the story, but don’t let that stop you from reading this for yourself.