This is the fourth and final installment to the Lunar Chronicles written by Marissa Meyer.
With the marriage alliance between Kai and Queen Levana now taking on Lunar, Cinder and the rest of her friends now have a chance of convincing the Lunar inhabitants to rebel against Her Majesty, leaving Cinder to take her rightful place as Queen.
This book was the longest of the series. Maybe a little too long. This installment needed to give us background into Princess Winter’s life (the retelling of Snow White) while also trying to effectively close out the overall story. Regardless of its length I enjoyed it. I also noticed that all four of the female characters aren’t together in the same room until the end of the book. Minor detail I’m observing, mind you. I was also kind of confused with some fight scenes. The description of some of the characters that were fighting each other didn’t make sense to me. My favorite character in this series has to be Cinder. One, because she’s a freaking cyborg with a computer in her head and gadgets in her hand, such as, a screwdriver, a flashlight and gun, no less! And two, because like Scarlet she doesn’t take any shit from anyone. My least favorite character was Wolf. Like I said in my review of Scarlet, I thought Wolf’s character was a little pathetic at times and I honestly think the only reason his character was put into the story was to create a suitable “prince” for Scarlet, even though the story of Red Riding Hood doesn’t have a prince. I also enjoyed picking up on the subtleties of the classic fairy tales Meyer incorporated into this book as well as the others: Cinder and her “glass slipper”, Scarlet with her red hoodie and Winter’s affiliation with apple sour candy (wink, wink).
Overall, I like how this series made the females out to be heroic and strong instead of “damsels in distress” like their classic fairy tale counterparts. It has a lot of female empowerment in it as well as swoon-worthy romances.
Overall: 5 out of 5!
Until next time!
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