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Cinder and her allies are joined in the plot to overthrow Queen Levana by the queen's stepdaughter, Winter, who has long been defying her evil stepmother's wishes by harboring feelings for her personal guard whom she is forbidden from marrying.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2015
ISBN: 9780312642983
Characteristics: 827 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 11, 2020

I loved this series so much! 10/10!
The plot, character development and overall writing is amazing! It was so intriguing and I adored every bit of it. If your looking for a roller coaster of emotions and suspense, this is your book! Though, it was sometimes hard to keep up with, the book past my expectations. The extra books are a joy to read as well!

Sep 08, 2020

I love this series so much! This series is a must-read if you like a fairy tale, fiction, and also sci-fi. The entire Marrisa Meyers series is a series of young adult novels that put a creative spin on the classic fairytales such as Cinderella and Snow White in a futuristic world where robots/cyborgs exist. Despite the facial scars on her face, Princess Winter is heavily admired on the Lunar planet. As stepdaughter to Queen Levana, the princess heavily despises her stepmother as her stepmother mistreats her and locks her up with heavy guards presence. The queen Levana underestimates Winter's powers and strengths, therefore joining Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress Winter hopes to defeat the long-lasting queen and unite Earth and the Lunar people.

Jul 31, 2020

After successfully kidnapping Emperor Kai, Cinder and her friends make a plan with him to convince Queen Levana to host their wedding on Luna, allowing them to win over the citizens of Luna and spark a revolution.

This incredible last installment of the series is satisfying and has a complex, unique plot with many well-established characters.

Mar 31, 2020

While this is supposed to be Winter's book, I instead felt like this was more Cinder and Kai's finale. Most of the other main characters in this series were pushed aside to tie up their story and as I really didn't like them as much as the other characters, I ended up not enjoying this one. Disappointing.

Mar 08, 2020

I am sooooooo sad to finally complete the best series on Earth! This series was soooooo amazing! This book was so good too. I LOVED how she was able to build Winters story line and still have all the other couples engaged in the story too! It was so awesome! My favourite couple are definitely Thorne and Cress. I love Thorne because he gives me Flynn Rider vibes and I also LOVE Flynn rider so it was just perfect! This book is tied with Cress for my favourite books in the series. LOVED it. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. Great ending!

DCLkids Jan 15, 2020

A Great Books for Great Kids pick. Princess Winter, admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, teams up with the cyborg mechanic Cinder and her allies to defeat Queen Levana and find their happily ever afters. Grades 7-8.

Anna Beyer
Jan 01, 2020

Winter was the fourth and final book in the Lunar Chronicles. Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress were absolutely amazing! Winter was the final book and I had high hopes for it, it did not disappoint me.
The book was action-packed and filled with humor, a bit of romance, and lots of plot twists. This was my favorite book in the series, I found that the characters really come to life in Winter.
I really recommend this series to anyone who likes sci-fi, action- and fairytales. I myself did not really expect myself to enjoy it so much because I'm not really into Sci-fi, but I loved it.
The only problem I had with this series was not really a problem. It is written clearly for an older age then I am, so I found quite a few new words. If you don't mind looking in a dictionary for words then I think you can read this book 12 and over.
I loved it so much it gets a 200/100 score!!!!

Dec 23, 2019

This is a wonderful meeting of this band of fairy tale characters. Winter, like the previous books, is so true to the fairy tales while also being incredibly refreshing. With 9 main characters you'd think it would be hard to keep them separate. But Marissa Meyer weaves and incredible tale as these character meetings snowball.

In Cinder, the first book of the Lunar Chronicles, we met a Cinderella cyborg; in Scarlet, Cinder met our Little Red Riding Hood; in Cress, Cinder and Scarlet met Rapunzel. And now, at long last, these three ladies (and their guys) meet Snow White.

I read this series, bought it, then listened to of them on audiobook. These characters are so unique and has been an absolute pleasure to share their adventure!

Also, check out Stars Above, a collection of short stories set in the Lunar Chronicles universe. You will *Love* the last short.

FPL_RachelR Nov 27, 2019

I'm still amazed how Marissa Meyer manages to keep us on track with 9 main characters! She's such a magnificently detailed and vibrant writer. I loved this conclusion to this saga!

Jun 28, 2019

I loved the entire series and though at first this book seemed too long at the end it was too short. Marissa Meyers intricately weaves the plot lines of Winter, Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress differentiating their unique personalities and love stories. This book is the perfect mix of sci fi, romance, and adventure and is a perfect end to the series. I loved it.

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Anna Beyer
Jan 03, 2020

"Oh, I wouldn't know. We haven't spent an evening gossiping and painting each other's toenails since the kidnapping." Thorne

Anna Beyer
Jan 01, 2020

"You're probably going to have about two hundred thousand guys wanting to take you to the Annual Peace Ball next year. I expect the offers to start rolling in any day now. Might be good to get my name on the list early." . . . I will personally extend invitations to the entire Rampion crew. We'll make a reunion out of it." "Even Iko?" "I'll find her date." Kai and Cinder.😍

Anna Beyer
Jan 01, 2020

"Scarlet and I are going to start a missing fingers club. We might let Cinder be an honorary member." Thorne pg 797

Jul 27, 2019

"They think only of themselves, giving no thought to all I've done to bring them security and structure and-" She spun away, her shoulders trembling. "Am I to wait until they put a real crown on her head?"
Horror filled up Jacin's chest and this time he couldn't disguise it.
She was psychotic.

Jul 27, 2019

"Why can't you just... do good things with it?"
Winter laughed against the strain of the delusion. "They all believe they are doing good."

Jul 27, 2019

"And the wolves all howl, aaooooooooh..."

Jul 27, 2019

"Safety first, Scarlet-Friend. We are fragile things."

May 03, 2016

"I'm going to make it a law that the correct way to address your sovereign is by giving a high five."
Kai's smile brightened. "That's genius. Me too."

Apr 20, 2016

"she held it over the balcony and let go"

Apr 17, 2016

"I have begun to wonder if perfection might be its own flaw." She smirked. "Though perhaps a flaw can contribute to perfection."

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Apr 29, 2018

This is the final book in the Lunar Chronicles series. We meet Princess Winter, Queen Levana’s beautiful stepdaughter. Princess Winter wants to help Cinder and her friends overthrow Levana. Cinder (also known as Princess Selene) is the rightful heir to the thrown but Queen Levana will not give up her power and riches without a fight. When the Queen realizes that Winter is helping Cinder she tries to have her killed. The guard assigned the task of killing Winter cannot do it and he lets her escape. Then the Queen tries to poison the Princess with her favorite sour apple candies but she survives. As Winter gets better she helps Cinder rally the Lunar people. Cinder will be a more caring and kinder leader but she has to convince the people of her good intentions. Cinder also needs the Lunar people to help her fight and overthrow Queen Levana.


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