“𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚋𝚕𝚎𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚘 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚎𝚕𝚜𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚝.” 👑 🍎 📖
🚨 𝕊𝕡𝕠𝕚𝕝𝕖𝕣 𝔸𝕝𝕖𝕣𝕥 ⚠️
The fourth and final book of The Lunar Chronicles follows Cinder and her friends on their crusade against evil Queen Levana of Luna. As with every LC book, we are introduced to a new protagonist, the beautiful and crazed Princess Winter – driven mad by her refusal to use the powers of manipulation every Lunar is born with. Winter joins the fight, accompanied by her loving and loyal guard, and helps begin a revolution against Levana, but will they succeed?
It’s been a very long time since a series has drawn me in like this. Despite the last book being 823 pages, not a single word felt unnecessary. The characters develop realistically, there is even a magical version of mental illness, and to top it all off – a lost princess with a cybernetic gun-arm. What more could you want from a book series?
Marissa Meyer has a brilliant approach to this fairytale sci-fi, using every new book to develop her existing characters, whilst giving us a few new core ones to fall in love with. Winter is no different.
In Book 4, we are introduced to Princess Winter; step-daughter to the tyrannical Queen Levana. We see how Winter has become weakened and abused by her step-mother, and yet – despite never using her glamour – is still cherished by the Lunar people.
Marissa Meyer is also brilliant at approaching relationships in a loving yet realistic way. She acknowledges Captain Thorne’s floozy past. She writes of deep first loves, experienced by a petite Rapunzel character (Cress) who falls in love with the mere idea of the Captain.
We see Emperor Kai and Cinder deal with the complications of living on two different planets, and we finally get to see how a red-headed farm girl and her mutant wolf boyfriend cope with the reality of being together.
Overall Series Rating > 5 🌟
Book 1 Rating > 5 ⭐️
Book 2 Rating > 4 ⭐️
Book 3 Rating > 4.5 ⭐️
Book 4 Rating > 5 ⭐️