SPOILER WARNING: Being as this is the fourth book in a series I want to make it clear there will be spoiler moving forward in some way no matter how small. If you haven’t read the series STOP HERE!
I know I procrastinate on final books in series but I dropped the ball on this one big time. I first had to go back and reread via audio books 1-3 to refresh my memory of past books.
I think one of my favorite things about this series is that Ms Meyer finds a great balance of characters. While one book is supposed to be about certain character there were so many other throwbacks to past books and their events that I never felt like anyone was forgotten along the way. They were all main characters and though Winter wasn’t centered on Cress or Cinder (examples only – not playing favorites I swear!) they were still very much a huge part of Winter’s story and I loved that. I definitely want to remain as spoiler free as possible for everyone but I can admit it did not end the way I thought which shocks me because I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the outcomes, but I still have Stars Above to read so I’m curious if what I was imagining could still happen. . .
I did read this via audio (the hardback is massive!) so there was a small drawback for me on that because I wasn’t a huge fan of the narrator but more so for the voice she gave Winter. It was hard to imagine her being a teen when it felt like the voice was of a 5-6 year old.
Story wise though? I would love a whole spin off series centering on Thorne and Cress though They are an absolute delight and I think there would be so many adventures they could get up to, so many new experiences for Cress, and I’d just love to check in with everyone
Such a wonderful and heart wrenching conclusion to a unique series. There was loss, but also hope given and with hope anything is possible.