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?
Winter has many characters that really brings the story together. At times I did get confused between the characters because everyone had a love interest. I did like the ups and downs of the book, Marissa is good at writing suspenseful scenes.
She had quite a bit of suspense thrown in with fairytale twists. Not only is this series loosely based on the Cinderella fairytale, it had a bit of Snow White also. She mingled the two well. I felt that she dragged out the ending. In the end of the book she wraps up everyones love affair, which I found unnecessary because it is discussed throughout the entire series who loves who. Overall I did enjoy the book. I rate this book and series a 3.