So The Lunar Chronicles has come to an end and I have bittersweet feelings about it. I guess this just stems out of me not wanting this series to ever end! I mean, there are still loose ends to tie!
The moment I finished listening to this book, I had book hangover and I couldn’t wait to talk to someone about it. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone who read the book and hubby still hasn;t finished reading it. Plus he is no fun with book discussions because he just grunts and says “ok” or “it’s good” so… Anyway, I thought this book was just awesome!
Let’s talk about the plot.
The plot was paced right. Although the book was too long, I didn’t feel that it was because it was audio. In that way, I think I picked the perfect media. There was a little repetitiveness, but I thought it was just right because the book was trying to finish up all the loose ends.
What about the characters?
I loved revisiting all my favorite characters. Character development was perfect. Although I wanted Winter and Jacin’s story arc to be longer (but I know the book was already too long as it is).
What about Levana’s END?
It was already established that Levana was a little cracked (well, not a little) but I guess, she just lost it when her true self was finally revealed. I see how this mirrors to the fairytale. I still think that her death was just too quick, though.
Reaction when I finished
Overall, I was really glad at the outcome. The book was a little too long but I really did not feel it because of the audio. My immediate thoughts upon finishing it was: “Oh no! I really do not want this series to end!” and yes, I did get book hangover – maybe for a week.
The audiobook also had a short interview with Marissa Meyer and she revealed that there will be a novella and a wedding! It will be released sometime in February 2016 and I can’t wait!
What about the narrator?
Rebecca Soler continues narrating this beast and it was spot on! I loved the different voices she used for all the characters. I’ve read a few reviews that did not like Iko’s voice because she was annoying, but she was supposed to be! And I love the voice Rebecca used for her (Iko is one of my favorite characters).
Winter is a sci-fi fairy tale retelling and is one of my top must-read books of 2015. Definitely, pick it up if you like your sci-fi to have princessy elements.
Have you read Winter? What about the other books in the series? Share your thoughts below.