Summary: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.
My name is Princess Selene Blackburn. I have returned and I am here to take back what is mine.
Winter is a fabulous conclusion to a fabulous series. Marissa Meyer has clearly grown so much as a writer since the beginning of Cinder, and Winter just proves how far she has come and how much she has improved.
She was prettier than a bouquet of roses and crazier than a headless chicken. Fitting in was not an option.
The Lunar people say that Princess Winter is even more beautiful then her evil stepmother, Queen Levana. But Winter has loathes her stepmother and has been secretly undermining her for years. Now, with the arrival of Cinder, Scarlet and Cress, Winter may finally be able to start the revolution she’s been waiting for.
Princess Winter is such a diverse and well-developed character. She refuses to trick people by using her glamour, which leads her to suffer from extreme hallucinations. Yet, despite her deteriorating mental state, it’s clear that Winter is a strong, intelligent and fully admirable character.
Winter’s romance with her palace guard, Jacin, was, like all of Marissa’s romances, written beautifully. The chemistry and dynamics between the two were absolutely perfect.
“I fear tomorrow will be even more difficult for you, Sir Clay. Do try to think of me when you can.”
“Try, Princess?” He smirked, meeting her gaze again. “I can’t seem to think of much else.”
Cinder, Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, and Thorne make a reappearance in Winter, and they all continue to blossom and develop as characters, as well as in their romantic relationships.
Cinder is ready to take bake the land that is rightfully hers, and her romance with Kai continues with its trademark awkwardness. Scarlet is done being a prisoner, and now she is ready to fight with Cinder; her romance with Wolf strong and ever-present. Cress is determined to help Cinder in any way she can, alongside cocky yet attractive Caswell Throne.
Marissa wraps the series up wonderfully. Whether or not the characters get their happily ever afters is for you to see, but, no matter what, the journey these fabulous characters take is sure to entertain you.