Book Review – Winter by Marissa Meyer

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Princess Winter is admired for her grace, kindness and beauty, despite the scars on her face. She’s said to be even more breath-taking than her stepmother, Queen Levana…

When Winter develops feelings for the handsome palace guard, Jacin, she fears the evil Queen will crush their romance before it has a chance to begin.

But there are stirrings against the Queen across the land. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even find the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter claim their happily ever afters by defeating Levana once and for all?


My Review
4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed binging my way through this series. I’m so glad I took a chance on these books. The hype is definitely well deserved. This series will be going near the top of my list of favorite series ever. Listening to the audio books really brought these characters to life for me.

Not gonna lie, I’m tearing up a little now that it’s all over. I’m going to miss these characters a lot. They all feel so real to me!

I enjoyed getting more time with Winter during this book and learning more about her story. I felt so bad for her but I am so glad that she had Jacin at least.

Other than Umbridge from the Harry Potter series, I don’t think I have ever hated a character as much as I hated Queen Levana. Nope, scratch that. She isn’t queen. She’s a freaking tyrant.

I’m happy with the ending for the most part. There’s just one small thing that bugged me. That, and the fact that for a very large portion of this book it seemed like nothing was happening, is why this wasn’t a five star read for me.

I’m looking forward to reading the extra books, Stars Above and Fairest!

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