This is the final installment of Marissa Meyer’s series: The Lunar Chronicles.
The Lunar Chronicle is a retelling of the classic fairytales of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. This story is told several hundred years in the future at the Eastern Commonwealth (East Asian, but mainly China). We follow the story of a young cyborg girl named Linh Cinder (get it? Cinder = Cinderella).
You follow Cinder’s story as she learns about who she truly is and what she must do with this new information.
-Spoiler from here on-
Winter, the fourth and final installment, of The Lunar Chronicle is 800 pages long! Well 827.
Cinder and the Rampion crew successfully kidnapped Emperor Kaito, and they begin planning their revolution to overthrow Levana and rescue Scarlet in the process.
“At some point, we have to stop planning and start doing. I think that time is now”
I personally feel that Winter was the strongest of the four books. All the characters went through a significant amount of development: emotionally, mentally and physically (for some).
I do not want to give a big summary about the story, because I expect that you have already read it or planning on reading it. So I am just going to freak out about it and hope to have you freak out with me.
The Rampion crew grew so dependent on each other and you can really see how much they care about one another. Cinder, Kai, Scarlett, Wolf, Cress, Throne, and Winter wanted one another to be safe…and well not die. And they all gave their best to make sure Cinder ascended the throne.
Though sometimes I felt their plans went too smoothly many times. I am happy it all went well…but this is a group of teens and “college” kids overthrowing a Queen in Luna. In reality, the world does not work that way, but the Rampion team always had their plans be successful 90 percent of the time.
Sneak into Luna, smooth, but Cress was left in the castle. Scarlet and Winter sneak out, smooth, but Cress was left behind. Start a revolution, smooth. Winter gets the plague and needs a cure, smooth. Destroy Levana, smooth, but Cinder gets stabbed.
As someone who did not read Fairest, the truth about Cinder’s mom, was mind blowing. But it did not excuse Levana actions!
“Broken does not mean unfixable”
I would also like to mention how stressful this book was. I congratulate Marissa Meyer for being capable of causing me to go through a roller coaster of emotions.
There were several moments that I started trembling so bad that I had to put the books down. Like when Cinder fell into the lake. There were also several cute “doki doki” moment like the scene with Thorne and Cress in that party wink wink
I am happy with the ending of this series. I can’t wait to read the epilogue!