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Winter Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Meyer, Marissa
ISBN: 1250007232     ISBN-13: 9781250007230
Publisher: Square Fish
    OUR PRICE: $11.69  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2018
Annotation: Cinder and her allies are joined in the plot to overthrow Queen Levana by the queen's stepdaughter, Winter, who has long been defying her evil stepmother's wishes by harboring feelings for her personal guard whom she is forbidden from marrying.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Science fiction.
Cyborgs; Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2017052651
Lexile Measure: 800
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Lunar Chronicles
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.50" (1.40 lbs) 827 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 178258
Reading Level: 5.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 33.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q67978
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 45.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall)
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.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2015 August #4)

At twice the length of Cinder, Meyer's 800-page conclusion to her Lunar Chronicles is daunting both in its immensity and in its narrative breadth, shifting among every major character from the series and some new ones. But readers who have invested in Cinder and its sequels won't be disappointed: this final installment abounds with nail-biting action, suspense, and romance. As Cinder plots 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. Meyer stays true to the fairy tales that underlie this series with several references to Snow White but continues to keep things fresh with her futuristic setting and many delightfully unexpected twists. Winter is not quite as formidable as her predecessors, and her innocence and vulnerability can be grating. That said, the explosive final confrontation with Levana is gratifyingly tense, and Meyer expertly ties up any and all loose ends, allowing readers to leave behind this saga with a contented sigh. Ages 12–up. Agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (Nov.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

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

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