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Format:
Title:
Winter. Book Four. The lunar chronicles.
ISBN:
9780312642983

9780605902909

9781250074218

9780605795211

9781250007230
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2015.
Physical Description:
827 pages ; 22 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
bk. 4.
Summary:
Princess Winter, admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, teams up with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, to defeat Queen Levana and find their happily ever afters.
Program Information:
5.9.

Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.9 33 178258.
Electronic Access:
http://www.marissameyer.com/
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The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!

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.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.


Author Notes

Marissa Meyer received a bachelor's degree in creative writing and children's literature from Pacific Lutheran University and a master's degree in publishing from Pace University. After graduation, she worked as an editor in Seattle before becoming a freelance typesetter and proofreader. Under the penname Alicia Blade, she wrote over forty Sailor Moon fanfics and a novelette entitled The Phantom of Linkshire Manor, which was published in the gothic romance anthology Bound in Skin.

Meyer is the author of The Lunar Chronicles. In 2015 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her titles Cress and Fairest which are books 3 and 3.5 of the Lunar Chronilces. Marissa's novel, Heartless, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-In the final installment of the "Lunar Chronicles" series (Feiwel & Friends), readers are introduced to Princess Winter, the beautiful stepdaughter of the villainous Queen Levana. Forced to scar her own face as a child and driven mad by her refusal to use her Lunar gift to control people, Winter is still adored by the Lunars, especially her childhood friend and guard Jacin. Meanwhile, Cinder, now aware that she is Princess Selene, the true heir to the Lunar Kingdom, makes her way to Luna with Iko, Kai, Cress, Thorne, and Wolf in order to rescue Scarlet and overthrow Levana. In a society where manipulation, glamour, and bioengineered wolf-men all serve to strengthen Levana's rule, Cinder must rely on truthfulness and kindness in addition to physical strength if she is going to gain allies and create peace between Earth and Luna. This volume may be the series' conclusion, but there are plenty of obstacles and battles that the protagonists must overcome before their happily ever after. Meyer excels at transitioning back and forth between multiple story lines and holding readers' interest. The book has an open-ended conclusion, giving fans hope that further chronicles may be on the horizon. Like the previous entries in this widely appealing series, this title features strong heroines taking control of their destinies set against a fully developed and imaginative world. VERDICT An ambitious and successful finale.-Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

The fourth and final installment in Meyer's fairy tale-inspired SF series Lunar Chronicles finds Cinder plotting a revolution against the exquisitely evil Lunar Queen Levana. Readers meet Levana's stepdaughter, Winter, whose debilitating visions are kept in check by Jacin, her beloved personal guard whom she is forbidden from marrying. Reader Soler is one of those magical voice actors who can create a seemingly endless supply of memorable voices. Here, she offers an appropriately sweet, fluttery Snow White-esque voice for Winter; a deliciously purring, cooing "popular mean girl" voice for Queen Levana; a French accent for Scarlet; a strong, manly hero's voice for Jacin; and many, many more. Even background characters who appear for just a line or two get distinctive voices, such as an Australian-accented guest at the wedding banquet. Soler's pacing is excellent, and she skillfully navigates listeners through Meyer's 23-hour story. Ages 12-up. A Feiwel and Friends hardcover. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Horn Book Review

Meyer stays true to her characters--sci-fi revisionings of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and here, with damaged Lunar princess Winter, Snow White--as she builds to this series-ender's climax: an epic battle between evil Queen Levana's army and cyborg Cinder's motley crew of allies. Loyal fans will appreciate how Meyer ties up every loose end--romantic, political, folkloric, and otherwise. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

*Starred Review* In this final book in the Lunar Chronicles, the stepdaughter of the wicked Queen Levana joins Cinder, Scarlett, and Cress to defeat the queen and restore Cinder aka Selene as the rightful ruler of Luna. Yes, it's another one of Meyer's very fractured fairy tales, in which she offers a new amalgam of Grimms' fairy tales, science fiction, violence, women's lib, and romance. Our Snow White stand-in, Winter, is beautiful in spite of facial scars, kind to all she encounters, mentally fragile, and in love with her lowly guard, Jacin. Her sweet, admirable qualities are exactly what it takes to organize the abused workers living outside the capital into a motley army that helps take on Levana to gain control of Luna. As always, Meyer combines just enough veiled references to the original stories to spur intellectual and emotional connections. For instance, Levana glamours herself into an old crone to entice Winter to eat a sour apple, after learning that Jacin has failed to kill her beautiful stepdaughter, and Emperor Kai returns Cinder's cyborg foot to signal his intentions at series end. And, yes, it is the end: Meyer bestows all four heroines with individual happily ever afters, before she herself moves on to tackle another childhood story, Alice in Wonderland. A new series? We shall see. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Meyer's series has sold well and achieved a degree of acclaim. This conclusion's cinder-block size should only drum up further interest.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2015 Booklist