Winter

Winter

eBook - 2015
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Cinder and her allies are joined in the plot to overthrow Queen Levana by the queen's stepdaughter, Winter, who has long been defying her evil stepmother's wishes by harboring feelings for her personal guard whom she is forbidden from marrying.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2015.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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_Chicken_Nugget_
Oct 13, 2017

I absolutley loved it:) I think it was a great way to end the series and I ship every single couple, THEY ARE ALL SOOOO CUTE!! XD So much suspense and I like all the action. Personaly I think I'm like Cinder and Iko mixed;)

Overall it was AMAZING

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Expectations
Sep 05, 2017

Winter is easily one of the greatest characters in the series. Her simplicity and little quirks make it obvious why the people love her. The insanity she brings is honestly what really caught my attention, it makes the book so much more creative and keeps you in it's pages. I'll be honest, it was hard to get into reading it at first but by the end, when the book picks up, and the constant hope that your characters will get their happily ever after... you've fallen in love.

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CrimsonForests45
Aug 05, 2017

This book was amazing. I really liked the character of Winter. The hallucinations that she has make her perspective really interesting to read about, although it seems kind of stupid that Winter won't even use her glamour once to prevent them, even though I do get that it was because of... Well, I won't spoil it for you:). She and Jacin are really cute together, I like how they're so different from one another. Wolflet was ruined for me by how WHINY and POSSESSIVE and NEEDY Wolf was. Seriously, get a life, dude! The romance was cute, for all of the characters (although Wolflet was much better in Scarlet), especially Cresswell and Jacinter (or Wincin or whatever they are called). I just wish that there was at least one single character. We need more kickbutt, independent, SINGLE girls in YA fiction, if only to show that you don't need a man to be happy. The world of Luna was very magical and interesting to read about. The writing flowed beautifully, and the dialogue was natural. I liked the friendships of Kai and Thorne, Iko and Cinder, and Iko and Cress. Also, the love hate relationship between Iko and Kinney. There were lots of funny parts:) Levana was a stronger character in this book than the others. This was so far my favorite Lunar book, and I am really looking forward to the next graphic novel.

sarahbru17 Jul 03, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
This is my favorite book.
Even though it was really long, I still didn't want it to end. I absolutely adore every character and every romantic pairing (so much shipping). Changing perspectives between chapters was really engaging (although sometimes it was difficult to tell whose perspective it was in). Everything was so tense and suspenseful and compelling throughout, yet so fantastically resolved at the end.

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ADWithrow
Jun 11, 2017

This was a really fun conclusion to the series. Very satisfying. I loved Winter and all her quirkiness. And a really appreciated getting to know Jacin better in relation to Winter, what motivates him and how he thinks. I really liked his growth her, from being a staid Royal Guard to being a real member of the revolution. His true motivation was always to protect Winter but he was able to also protect Cress and aid in the success of the revolution through that. I am glad that he wasn't so close minded that he couldn't find ways to be helpful while also fulfilling his greater goal.

Prior to this I had said that Scarlet and Wolf were my favorite couple. I still like them but I think that Thorne and Cress took the lead in this. Cress grew so much throughout this book, as did Thorne, and I felt like they shined here. They were able to grow up as people while growing together as friends before allowing the romance to spark. I really loved the scene between the two of them infiltrating the coronation ceremony. I liked how unguarded Thorne was with Cress. They are beyond adorable.

Scarlet and Wolf are still a great couple. She is fierce and unrelenting in her belief in him. He went through so much in this book and she was still his rock throughout the whole thing. I worried for them at times because it really felt like they might not get the happy ending I wanted for them.

Cinder and Kai were never my favorite couple but I did like seeing the growth of Cinder's political chops with Kai's aid. I liked that she was able to lean on him and let him guide her while she figured out what kind of Queen she should be.

I was really surprised by the story arc for Levana. There was no way I thought I would have any sympathy for that character at any point but Meyer proved me wrong. This book really exceeded my expectation on the villain front. Levana was tragic and broken, and yes sympathetic in some ways. She handled everything the worst possible way, but her motivations were clarified here in such a way that she stopped being a cardboard cutout monster and developed into a fuller, real person. She wasn't just set on world domination. She truly, legitimately believed she was doing the best thing for her people. She was sure that her actions were justified. There was an honesty in her cruelty. The scariest monsters are always they one's who thing they are acting for the betterment of others. I really glad Meyer took the time to develop this character into something more, something even scarier than just a megalomaniac tyrant bent on conquering.

Overall, a very satisfying read and conclusion to the series. The whole journey has been a riot, between meeting all the characters and being with them as they found their strengths and loves I really enjoyed the whole series.

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Frostbyte140
May 23, 2017

Pretty good book. I really liked the ending to this one. It made me happy. And if you want to see what happens to all the couples read Stars Above.

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hnatiw
May 20, 2017

this was a very good series but the only thing that confused me was cinder at the end of the book wanted to dissolve the monarchy and have the rulers elected, but I the middle when winter figured out that levana thought she was a threat to the crown, winter said "but if someone of non royal blood (such as herself) took the throne it was said that the lunar people would lose their ability to manipulate" but over all I really enjoyed the lunar series. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy and Sci fi

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Alirox02
Apr 26, 2017

The series gets worse and worse as you continue and I feel like at this point there aren't any stakes.

Every few chapters we lose a member of our team, send someone in to get them and get them back relatively unharmed, losing someone else in return. At a certain point I just stopped caring. It was simply a matter of finding out how the series ends.

Veepea Mar 30, 2017

I stuck with this series because I like the melding of fairy tales and sci-fi, but the author's grasp of the English language leaves a lot to be desired. A lot of the time, it seems like instead of using conventional turns of phrase she used a thesaurus to change one of the words in the phrase and it becomes awkward to read. Either stick to conventional phrasing or come up with completely new ways to describe things, don't do it halfway. That is my major complaint, sometimes Levana is a bit of a crazy caricature but, other than that, I don't have many nitpicks.

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mogie
Mar 02, 2017

This was a looooong book and I finished it quickly!! I found that I had a declining interest in the series but this book was worth the read! I quite enjoyed it. The author does a great job of incorporating the fairy tales into her stories. I like where the relationships went as well. The short chapters kept the book moving along quickly. A great conclusion to the series if not mildly predictable.

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dragonluna
May 03, 2016

"I'm going to make it a law that the correct way to address your sovereign is by giving a high five."
Kai's smile brightened. "That's genius. Me too."

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emmayoyo5
Apr 20, 2016

"she held it over the balcony and let go"
THE END

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Peppercat7
Apr 17, 2016

"I have begun to wonder if perfection might be its own flaw." She smirked. "Though perhaps a flaw can contribute to perfection."

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LucyLuoGe
Mar 23, 2016

Broken is not the same as unfixable.

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SashaE
Feb 22, 2016

The palace walls have been BLEEDING for years... And only I can see it...

brownie11 Feb 06, 2016

"But I have to ask if"-Kai hesitated- "if you think, someday, you might consider being empress." -Pg.822

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littlepurpledragon
Feb 02, 2016

Kai scooped his arm around her shoulders and led her out of the queen's chambers. "I was just thinking about the good future," he said. "The one with you in it."
- Marissa Meyer, Winter
pg. 814

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livieb17
Dec 21, 2015

She couldn't not say it, although she realized he was right. It was sort of scary. Much scarier than it had been the first time she'd told him, out in the desert. It was different now. It was real. "I'm in love with you."
He chuckled. "I should hope so, after all that." He leaned forward and pressed a kiss against her temple. "And I love you too."-Pg.801

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livieb17
Dec 21, 2015

"Why are you telling me this?"
"Because I need you to know I never meant it. I said it because I thought that's what you're supposed to say, but it didn't mean anything. And it's different with you. This is the first time I've been scared. Scared you'll change your mind. Scared I'll screw it up. Aces, Cress, I'm terrified of you."-Pg. 800

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livieb17
Dec 15, 2015

Jacin had run.
Only guilty men run.-pg.403

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