Winter – Marissa Meyer

There is so much to say! but I will keep it short and sweet. I’ll skip the summary of the story and jump straight to my impressions. Well, I enjoyed this book but not as much as the previous books from the series. It didn’t feel like the characters had much growth and sometimes the situations felt repetitive. I think that is because I read one book right after the previous one, so my mind was fresh from what happened in Cress, Scarlet and Cinder. My biggest confusion was Cinder, she kept doubting herself, became more passive and her actions (or lack of them) didn’t feel like the Cinder from the first or second book. In general, our awesome team felt more disorganized and unfocused than previously and if it wasn’t for a lot of deus ex machina moments, the happily ever after wouldn’t have been possible.



by Marissa Meyer

Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4

Keywords: Snow white, romance, fantasy, fairy tale retelling, YA, dystopia, cyborg, modified humans, sci-fi.

Paperback, 823 pages
Published November 12th 2015 by Puffin

It had many good moments as well, the first part of the book was perfect. I loved how cleverly the fairytale elements were adapted to this futuristic world. The funny moments, specially those involving Iko or Thorne, were always a treat. I liked that the mood never went too grim, despite the war theme and some explicit scenes. However, at times I felt that the funny-relaxed moments were randomly inserted and it became hard to take things seriously for too long or even build tension. That would be okay, if it wasn’t for the fact that the story pays so much attention to the whole war atmosphere and less in the characters’ feelings and drives. It reflects with Winter and Jacin (the main focus of this book, at least in theory). At the beginning I was sympathizing and getting to know more sides of them, but at some point it went back to emotionally constipated guard (unless it’s Winter) and crazy Winter. I was expecting to see more of the world and the other characters from their perspective. Sadly, they ended up overshadowed by the main plot, complete opposite of how it went with Scarlet.

As with the previous books, their friendship makes the story super likable. I tremendously enjoyed how they worked as a team and supported each other. They were all so different but complemented each other like pieces in a puzzle, an awesome and unforgetable set of characters. My favorite couple was Scarlet and Wolf, their personality and relationship developed consistently to the very end, it had complexity and overall made more sense than the other couples.

Almost forgot! this book had my favorite quote from the entire series and I am sure I’m not alone with this one. We are all constantly fighting our own battles and facing our daily struggles: mental issues, emotional, healthwise, familywise, you name it… and I found this quote very empowering:

‘I cant believe this is happening. I can’t fight like this, or start a revolution, or be a queen. I can’t do anything like this. I’m broken. I’m literally broken.’

Iko settled a hand on Cinder’s shoulder. ‘Yeah, but broken isn’t the same as unfixable’

In general, I felt that a lot of superficial information filled the pages, while more interesting facts remained undeveloped or hurried up. This is the reason why I felt the ending was good but not satisfying. I know that Stars Above has a short story epilogue to Winter and I am hoping to get my real happy ending from there. Nevertheless, this series was great and I’m in love with it. I’m already mourning that there wont be more trips in the Rampion and I wont get to giggle with its crew. Farewell my dear characters and thanks for the memories, I had fun.

The Lunar Chronicles by MrsKanda

Art by ©2016-2018 MrsKanda


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About Alicia

I enjoy sharing my love for good books with other people. I wish you can find the type of books meant for you. Art is my passion. Both activities allow me to travel to imaginary places, learn, grow and share my journey with others. Feel free to join me, I love company.


  1. Can’t wait to read this series! AMAZING review, Alicia!

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    • And I cant wait to read your reviews about it 😍 hey! It just occurred to me, what about sharing a link with your amazon wishlist? Maybe a fellow reader can gift you ebooks you want to read 😉, i wonder if it is doable 🤔


  2. I’m sorry you didn’t like it as much as the others! This was a great review; I love that quote you chose to include. I hope you like the Stars Above epiloue 🙂

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