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Welcome to the Moon. Widely admired Princess Winter takes the ultimate stand against her manipulative stepmother, Queen Levana, by starting a revolution to win a long-fought war. The time has come for Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and their allies to battle the dangerously wicked queen in this conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles series.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780312642983
Characteristics: 827 pages ; 22 cm.


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May 20, 2018

This book took me a lot longer to finish than I anticipated. At over 800 pages, it's definitely a little more wordy than it needs to be. It should have been separated into two parts, honestly, and that would have made it easier to read and digest. It also felt repetitive in parts- someone would be captured, and then find a way to escape. The plan looked to be hopeless, and then things would move forward. It also felt like Levana could have ended things so many times, yet took a more convoluted and puzzling route that resulted in her losing. I find it hard to believe that Levana wouldn't just end up killing some of these characters out of frustration, instead of comically dragging it out.
On the plus side, the book is well written, if a little long, and the main group of characters that we've been following for three books don't disappoint. The length of the book and the time it covers allows Scarlet, Cress, Wolf, Thorne, Kai, Iko and Cinder to learn and grow into themselves and their roles in the group, and their relationships with each other. Everything is wrapped up neatly in a bow by the end, which is very satisfying. Scarlet and Wolf are still my favorites, but Cress and Thorne have definitely grown on me as well.
I can certainly see myself rereading this quartet in the future, but perhaps skimming a little on this last novel of the series.

Apr 04, 2018

They ask me what my favorite book in the Lunar Chronicles is, and I say, "Winter! No, Cinder! No it's Scarlet! Wait no, Cress!" It's impossible to pick a favorite, but I've heard it said that the last and first books in a series are usually the best. That just might be true in this case ;)

Also if you are interested in finding out a little more about what happens next, I recommend Stars Above at it's fun and has nine small stories that help explain things. The last one is a follow- up to Winter if anyone's interested.

Feb 12, 2018

Best book everXD I like winter & cinder Winter is so cute her personality is adorable, I kinda feel bad for her when she sees the bloody stuff . I get it why everyone loves her.

Dec 19, 2017

Great book!

Oct 23, 2017

This novel reminds me that life's struggles instead of privilege can prepare the best leaders.

Check out my review of "Winter" on my blog at:

Oct 13, 2017

I absolutley loved it:) I think it was a great way to end the series and I ship every single couple, THEY ARE ALL SOOOO CUTE!! XD So much suspense and I like all the action. Personaly I think I'm like Cinder and Iko mixed;)

Overall it was AMAZING

Sep 05, 2017

Winter is easily one of the greatest characters in the series. Her simplicity and little quirks make it obvious why the people love her. The insanity she brings is honestly what really caught my attention, it makes the book so much more creative and keeps you in it's pages. I'll be honest, it was hard to get into reading it at first but by the end, when the book picks up, and the constant hope that your characters will get their happily ever after... you've fallen in love.

Aug 05, 2017

This book was amazing. I really liked the character of Winter. The hallucinations that she has make her perspective really interesting to read about, although it seems kind of stupid that Winter won't even use her glamour once to prevent them, even though I do get that it was because of... Well, I won't spoil it for you:). She and Jacin are really cute together, I like how they're so different from one another. Wolflet was ruined for me by how WHINY and POSSESSIVE and NEEDY Wolf was. Seriously, get a life, dude! The romance was cute, for all of the characters (although Wolflet was much better in Scarlet), especially Cresswell and Jacinter (or Wincin or whatever they are called). I just wish that there was at least one single character. We need more kickbutt, independent, SINGLE girls in YA fiction, if only to show that you don't need a man to be happy. The world of Luna was very magical and interesting to read about. The writing flowed beautifully, and the dialogue was natural. I liked the friendships of Kai and Thorne, Iko and Cinder, and Iko and Cress. Also, the love hate relationship between Iko and Kinney. There were lots of funny parts:) Levana was a stronger character in this book than the others. This was so far my favorite Lunar book, and I am really looking forward to the next graphic novel.

sarahbru17 Jul 03, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
This is my favorite book.
Even though it was really long, I still didn't want it to end. I absolutely adore every character and every romantic pairing (so much shipping). Changing perspectives between chapters was really engaging (although sometimes it was difficult to tell whose perspective it was in). Everything was so tense and suspenseful and compelling throughout, yet so fantastically resolved at the end.

Jun 11, 2017

This was a really fun conclusion to the series. Very satisfying. I loved Winter and all her quirkiness. And a really appreciated getting to know Jacin better in relation to Winter, what motivates him and how he thinks. I really liked his growth her, from being a staid Royal Guard to being a real member of the revolution. His true motivation was always to protect Winter but he was able to also protect Cress and aid in the success of the revolution through that. I am glad that he wasn't so close minded that he couldn't find ways to be helpful while also fulfilling his greater goal.

Prior to this I had said that Scarlet and Wolf were my favorite couple. I still like them but I think that Thorne and Cress took the lead in this. Cress grew so much throughout this book, as did Thorne, and I felt like they shined here. They were able to grow up as people while growing together as friends before allowing the romance to spark. I really loved the scene between the two of them infiltrating the coronation ceremony. I liked how unguarded Thorne was with Cress. They are beyond adorable.

Scarlet and Wolf are still a great couple. She is fierce and unrelenting in her belief in him. He went through so much in this book and she was still his rock throughout the whole thing. I worried for them at times because it really felt like they might not get the happy ending I wanted for them.

Cinder and Kai were never my favorite couple but I did like seeing the growth of Cinder's political chops with Kai's aid. I liked that she was able to lean on him and let him guide her while she figured out what kind of Queen she should be.

I was really surprised by the story arc for Levana. There was no way I thought I would have any sympathy for that character at any point but Meyer proved me wrong. This book really exceeded my expectation on the villain front. Levana was tragic and broken, and yes sympathetic in some ways. She handled everything the worst possible way, but her motivations were clarified here in such a way that she stopped being a cardboard cutout monster and developed into a fuller, real person. She wasn't just set on world domination. She truly, legitimately believed she was doing the best thing for her people. She was sure that her actions were justified. There was an honesty in her cruelty. The scariest monsters are always they one's who thing they are acting for the betterment of others. I really glad Meyer took the time to develop this character into something more, something even scarier than just a megalomaniac tyrant bent on conquering.

Overall, a very satisfying read and conclusion to the series. The whole journey has been a riot, between meeting all the characters and being with them as they found their strengths and loves I really enjoyed the whole series.

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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."

Mar 23, 2016

Broken is not the same as unfixable.

Feb 22, 2016

The palace walls have been BLEEDING for years... And only I can see it...

brownie11 Feb 06, 2016

"But I have to ask if"-Kai hesitated- "if you think, someday, you might consider being empress." -Pg.822

Feb 02, 2016

Kai scooped his arm around her shoulders and led her out of the queen's chambers. "I was just thinking about the good future," he said. "The one with you in it."
- Marissa Meyer, Winter
pg. 814

Dec 21, 2015

She couldn't not say it, although she realized he was right. It was sort of scary. Much scarier than it had been the first time she'd told him, out in the desert. It was different now. It was real. "I'm in love with you."
He chuckled. "I should hope so, after all that." He leaned forward and pressed a kiss against her temple. "And I love you too."-Pg.801

Dec 21, 2015

"Why are you telling me this?"
"Because I need you to know I never meant it. I said it because I thought that's what you're supposed to say, but it didn't mean anything. And it's different with you. This is the first time I've been scared. Scared you'll change your mind. Scared I'll screw it up. Aces, Cress, I'm terrified of you."-Pg. 800

Dec 15, 2015

Jacin had run.
Only guilty men run.-pg.403

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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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