young adult • fantasy • romance • retelling
“I do not believe you are monsters, I believe you have been given very few choices, and you are dealing with the consequences as well as you can.”
WARNING!! SPOILERS FOR THE LUNAR CHRONICLES (BOOK #1, #2, #3) AHEAD
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?
After a painfully long waiting moment, I have finally finished reading the last installment of The Lunar Chronicles series, which is this book, Winter. Well, I am really satisfied with how the series end.
As well as the last two books, the plot covers up all the characters fairy tale-ish story. We could find all basic story of the original fairy tale being included as the essence of the book. Like how in the previous series we have Cinder with her cyborg foot, Scarlet with her missing Grandma, Cress whom was being held as a prisoner in a lonely space ship, and now we have the beautiful Winter alongside the other added to the awesomeness of the story.
Winter’s storyline was somehow more intriguing than the other, since I personally enjoyed Levana’s presence more than in the previous books because reading Fairest earlier this year has given me more curiosity and empathy to Levana and her point of view.
As we all know, the story in this book was about how Cinder will claim her throne as the lost Princess Selene among the citizen of Luna. I personally struggled finishing the book as fast as I wanted to since I didn’t have much of reading time as before because of work, but I still thought that the book fast pace page turning book beside the amount of pages it has. Both the romance and action was equally balanced and still on a straight path with the original fairy tale of Snow White.
Overall, I enjoyed this the series so much and this book gave an awesome end to wrap the story. It’s sad knowing that the series is finally over and I’m going to stop living its world again.