Winter by Marissa Meyer
Book 4 in The Lunar Chronicles series
Genre: YA sci-fi
Winter was absolutely amazing! It was full of intense action and suspense, twists, humor, and adorable romance. Plus, there were 97 chapters, which officially makes it the longest book I’ve ever read.
There wasn’t a lot of character development, but I’m totally okay with that. Everyone was already really fleshed out due to the development from the previous three books.
But there was plenty of action to make up for that. Characters were taken captive, nearly killed, and then escaped. The crew is separated because they all had different aspects of Cinder’s plan to carry out. The plague mutated, so now Lunars are vulnerable, and Levana took a few more bottles of crazy pills. XD Obviously it was way more intriguing and in depth than that, but I don’t want to give anything away.
There wasn’t a single moment when I was bored or when I could predict what was going to happen. It was completely the opposite, actually. I was really excited and anticipating what would happen next, but I was anxious too. I seriously thought multiple characters were going to die and that the crew would end up with only, like, three people. Or two people and an escort droid. But either way, I was worried; especially in the last few chapters. Levana manipulated Thorne, and then Levana and Cinder had a showdown of sorts. I was terrified for everybody, and extremely glad when it all worked out in the end.
But to make up for all the heart attacks the plot twists and fight scenes (figuratively) gave me, there was a lot of romance and a touch of humor. Thorne was the biggest source of humor, but everyone contributed to the romance. They were all so cute! Everyone got a fairly happy ending; Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne, and Winter and Jacin. ❤ Iko didn’t find anyone special, but I’m pretty sure she’s more than happy just to be alive with Cinder and a bunch of fancy dresses. 😉
I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say that Earth and Luna finally made an alliance. Or, more specifically, the Eastern Commonwealth and Luna did. There was nothing romantic about that, but my fangirl mind has imagined plenty of ways to make up for it. And who knows? I’ve heard rumors about there being an epilogue tossed in with Stars Above, the book of novellas Marissa is writing. 😀
I think I’m just going to stop here. Anyone who reads this will be able to tell I adored this book, and if I keep going I’ll
never shut up spoil something unintentionally. XD
Until next time- Olivia ❤