Monday, January 4, 2016


There comes a time when all good things must come to an end.  And it's especially difficult if the 'good things' are book series.

As with so many, grief strikes when I read that last page.  I still want more Harry Potter books.  I crave to read more about the Magicians.

Last night, I finished Marissa Meyers' 'Winter', the last Young Adult book in her wonderful 'Lunar Chronicles' series.  But this time, I wasn't grief-stricken.  The whole ending was tied up with a neat little bow, and I felt satisfied with it.  I no longer have to bite my nails to the quick while waiting for the latest installment.    

But that doesn't mean I won't be anxious to read her future stories.  Meyers is a good writer; she's clever, creates full-bodied characters, and knows how to keep the tension alive.  Plus, I absolutely loved/hated Queen Levana.  What a realistic bitch!

If you've been keeping up with my reviews on this series, you know that I love fairy tales. They were a big part of my childhood.  And they still are.

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.

Levana thinks that Winter is a little weakling, but appearances deceive.  Before she knows it, Winter and her love, Jacin, are involved in an elaborate plan to lead a rebellion against the Queen.  Together with Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, and her other allies, they are determined to win a war that's been going on way too long.

Thanks, Marissa Meyer, for the wonderful series.  It was a great way to end the old year, and begin the new one.

'Winter', the last book in Marissa Meyers' 'Lunar Chronicles' series, is available at your local library and favorite bookstore.  The series is published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan books.  
ISBN 978-0-312-64298-3    

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