The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!
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? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
At twice the length of Cinder, Meyer's 800-page conclusion to her Lunar Chronicles is daunting both in its immensity and in its narrative breadth, shifting among every major character from the series and some new ones. But readers who have invested in Cinder and its sequels won't be disappointed: this final installment abounds with nail-biting action, suspense, and romance. As Cinder plots a revolution against the exquisitely evil Lunar Queen Levana, readers meet Levana's stepdaughter, Winter, whose debilitating visions are kept in check by Jacin, her beloved personal guard whom she is forbidden from marrying. Meyer stays true to the fairy tales that underlie this series with several references to Snow White but continues to keep things fresh with her futuristic setting and many delightfully unexpected twists. Winter is not quite as formidable as her predecessors, and her innocence and vulnerability can be grating. That said, the explosive final confrontation with Levana is gratifyingly tense, and Meyer expertly ties up any and all loose ends, allowing readers to leave behind this saga with a contented sigh. Ages 12 up.
The best series I have ever read
I have read 26 books in the last 2 months and I can now say, without a doubt, that this was the one that took the crown (literally). I will never ever ever get over this story and I will never stop thinking about it. I loved all of the different romances and how it was so easy to fall in love with the characters. Absolutely remarkable.
When I tell you I have never been more emotionally attached to a book series, I mean it. When the characters cried, I cried. When they were happy, I laughed with relief. I felt as though I was part of the story and I have NEVER felt that way with ANY other books. If you are looking for a book to cry to, to laugh to, characters to swoon over, this is the one! There is romance, action, suspense, and obstacles the characters must overcome! You can read my continuing list of likes and dislikes but ⚠️SPOILER ALERTS⚠️
1. Everyone ends up with their match: They have these amazing fairytale, fantasy romances and I was obsessed with that string of the story. Whether it was Throne and Cress or Cinder and Kai or Scarlet and Wolf or Winter and Jacin, everything fell into place and the pieces all connected.
2. Overall end result: The book ended almost as I had planned. Romances continuing, everyone alive, Cinder as queen. There were some scares, but everything turned out.
3. Seamless way of switching POV’s: In many books where they switch the POV each chapter, I have a hard time following exactly which person I am reading about. Marissa Meyers...hats off to you. Every chapter I knew EXACTLY who you were talking about. Amazing.
4. Emotionally attached? Yep.: I don’t know how to explain it. I was one with the characters in this book. I loved the characters as the people in the books did, I cried when the characters felt pain, I was nervous to turn the page when something was happening that caused uncertainty and overall, I could not be happier.
5. After I was done: This is kind of a bittersweet moment. After I was done with the book series and I turned the page to the “acknowledgments” I was heart broken. It was all over and I felt empty. I loved the way it ended but I wish it never had to end at all. It was making me yearn for more and I as I am writing this review, I still wish I could start the series all over again, for the first time.
1. Cinders “death”: I was a little confused after reading where Levane “killed” Cinder because being the main character from Book #1 she deserved a better death than that. I sat there for a solid 30 seconds trying to process whether that just happened and I had to read it over. I could kind of tell by how quick the chapter ended and how unclimactic her death was that it wasn’t actually a death at all, but overall I am just happy she was alive.
2. I wish we got a more in-depth look into the characters lives after they were all happy in their romances. I wanted to see Throne and Cress’s life on the Rampion. I wanted to see if Winter got the Lunar Device and it “fixed” her. I WANTED TO SEE IF KAI AND CINDER GOT MARRIED FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! I heard there was another book so maybe that has more depth into their lives but overall, still happy with the ending.
Overall...best series ever. This is a MUST read. If you are reading this. You will NOT be disappointed. PLEASE READ.
Thank you Marissa Meyers for allowing me to have this expierence with this book series. I, honestly, cannot thank you enough. Part of me still can’t believe this whole plot didn’t actually happen. You are an amazing writer and I am in love with this series:) There was magic in these books, and you cannot convince be otherwise!
This book and series is incredibly amazing and I’m completely obsessed! The story line, the characters, how the author tells the story... just incredible. This series is an absolute MUST READ!