Title: Winter
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles, book 4/6
Genre: Dystopian, Fairytale, Romance, Sci-Fi, YA
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: November 10th, 2015

Note: This post reviews the fourth book of The Lunar Chronicles. You may like to read the first three books in the series, Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, before reading this review. 

Mild spoilers. 

Winter isa Snow White retelling. Princess Winter is in danger because her stepmother, Levana, is jealous of her beauty and the love she receives from the people of Luna, and therefore wants her dead. Winter suffers from terrible visions and hallucinations Her one true friend is her guard, Jacin. Winter is in love with Jacin, but he feels unable to return her love because of their different statuses.

As Winter’s story is being told, we also continue to follow our main heroine, Cinder – the lost Princess Selene and rightful heir to the throne of Luna. Kai, the emperor of the Commonwealth, does everything he can to help her, while at the same time doing what he thinks is best for his own country. In addition to the support she receives from Kai, Cinder also has the help of her friends, Iko, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, and Thorne, all of whom wish to see her overthrow Levana. The relationships that began in the previous books continue to deepen, and be put to the test.

This series exceeded my expectations. If you can wrap your head around the idea of futuristic fairytale retellings that take place not only on earth but also in space, I think you may enjoy The Lunar Chronicles as much as I did.

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