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.
Miss Meyer also seamless transitioned the story from Rapunzel to Snow White without a glitch. Also, it helped that I reread Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Fairest again.
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.
Terri M., the Director says
The audiobooks for this series are stellar and I do love Iko’s voice. It’s perfect.
I read the book and raced through it. I hope my library gets the audiobook soon because I wouldn’t mind listening to it as well. My review for Winter will be posting on 12/22 (the first day of Winter). :0
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Oh! I never thought about posting the review on the first day of Winter… that is so cool! I caved an redeemed by credit on audible so I can listen to the book on release day 🙂 But I borrow a lot of audiobooks from the library a lot.
I’ve also been experimenting on immersion reading… still not working for me but Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is best enjoyed immersion read 😀
Megan @ Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest says
I am completely in love with this series! I have been on a fairytale retelling binge since I started watching Once Upon a Time and then I found this series and fell in love all over again! It sparked a desire in me to twist my favorite fairytales into something completely different, but still staying true to the original, as she does. Such originality! And Levana was definitely one of the best villains you just love to hate!
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Me, too! Cress and Winter are my favorite books in this series! Oh, and Stars Above!