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Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Titles: Winter

Author: Marissa Meyer

Series: Lunar Chronicles #4

Genre: Teen Fantasy

Rating: 2/5 stars

The Overview: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark 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? -Goodreads

The Review:

Dear YA,
I think we need to see other people. It’s not you, it’s me.
Love, Niki

There was nothing wrong with Winter – it was a perfectly delightful conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles. I just found myself struggling to finish it. Maybe it could have been a bit shorter, as there were a few repetitive elements, but then I’d probably be complaining that it needed to be more robust. I did end up really appreciating how Meyer infused the fairytales so seamlessly, and that goes for the series as a whole. Overall, despite my incredibly conservative, perhaps unfair rating of Winter, I actually do consider this series one of the easiest to recommend. It’s filled with a lot of fun, several organic romances, and a unique storyline.

It’s clear I’m just not feeling YA lately. I knew this day would come eventually. I’m not hating on the genre, by any means. Some of my all-time favorites have come from it. I just need to break up with it for a while. ;P

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6 comments on “Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

    • So true! I’m hoping a little break will help. I have so many fantasy books lined up, I hope I don’t get sick of that too haha. I’m not going totally cold turkey though, as I’m still excited for a few upcoming YA releases from Lackey (obvs), Elliot, and Mead. :)

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  1. I still haven’t finished this series and Winter is the only book I have left to read. In light of your review though, it’s not going to break my heart to wait a little longer. I haven’t been feeling YA lately either, and the last thing I want is to risk picking up another disappointing book.

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    • Yeah, I wouldn’t rush into it. I also tried reading the short story compilation but ended up skimming. Basically a DNF. You have so many other amazing titles on the docket to get to, anyway (based on the titles I’ve seen marked “for review” lately. :)

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