Winter by Marissa Meyer -- Expectations vs. What Really Happened

Before I eagerly (and crazily) jump back into the world of the Lunar Chronicles, one of my favorite series of all time, I thought it'd be fun to do a sort of an expectations vs what really happened. I have so many expectations for this book that I'm hoping *crossing my fingers* will come true. Wouldn't it be fun if you guys just stayed along for the ride? 
**Be warned: There are spoilers for this series in this post. DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU HAVEN'T READ WINTER YET**

Expectation #1

Thus far into the book series, Kai and Cinder are my number one ship. I will ship them until I can't ship no more, or until a huge storm comes around and destroys all my ships (LOL). But yeah this romance and relationship must never cease to exist because if it does, I will personally tell my mom to make me fish, and I'll eat it! You're probably wondering what's so bad about that but I actually don't eat fish. LIKE NEVER, and I swore that I would never eat fish because I just have a weird and strange love towards marine creatures. So please please Marissa Meyer, don't make me eat fish!

I just wish for all the OTPs (i.e. Kai and Cinder, Thorne and Cress, Scarlet and Wolf) to stay afloat. Please, please, please don't let any of the main characters die. That would really hurt me deep down in the heart.

What Really Happened...

OMG THE SWOON. THE MAD DOG FREAKING SWOON. WTH MARISA MEYER YOUR ROMANCE IS HELLA CUTE. I definitely felt like, by the end of the book, I needed to see more between Kai and Cinder. You guys are probably yelling at me inside, like I'm really really picky. But no, I like my romance steaming hot and ready on a platter. It felt like Cinder was separated from Kai for so so long and they weren't reunited till like the very end of the book. Well, I guess I have to give it to them for being very important characters that were vital to the main plot and mission to take down Levana.

Oh I forgot that this is totally spoiler-filled anyways and that means all you who are reading have already read Winter... right? And you're all familiar with the way Marissa Meyer likes to handle her romance? The language and love between the characters is so irresistible and adorable that it makes you wonder why all love can't be like that. 

Expectation #2

Wolf better get his ass up and save Scarlet. I swear, he better chop of Levana's finger, just like she did to Scarlet. Gee, I got so pissed off in that part. I'm just like wtf how is she gonna go about in life without one of her fingers. In all honestly, I want to believe that Levana is going to die at the end of all the preparing and rebellion. I want to be prepared for her death and I want Wolf to be the one that puts her down in the end. I mean out of all of them, he most likely has the strongest incentive. He kidnapped him from his home, got his mother killed, turned him into a mindless soldier, chopped off Scarlet's finger, and let's not forget to mention that she's the reason his life and his friend's lives are put into danger all because she won't give up her damn crown. She's the one to blame for his life being so dark and horrible, at times. I expect Wolf to kill Levana. 

What Really Happened...

So remember that part where Wolf was being turned back into a special operatives soldier again? HOLY CRAP. I got so scared. Inside my head I was screaming, let him go you blasted idiots. He's stronger than you and he's going to rip your hearts out. He will never bow down to the queen. NEVER! This book just never seems to disappoint. 

Expectation #3

I really want to see Cress and Thorne get it on! Like their romance so far has been so disappointing. I mean, they share that kiss in book three but where is the swooning love and romance that we're seeing between Kai and Cinder and Scarlet and Wolf. I think maybe Cress is a little shy because she's never actually been in a relationship but Thorne should really be there for her if he likes her. Who else agrees? Who else wants to see more Cress and Thorne action?  *raises hand*

What Really Happened?

I knew it! I knew Thorne harbored some true feelings for Cress. I thought it was so brilliant how Marissa Meyer drew them together and made him confess. You guys remember? When they were liked disguised as some of the wealthy citizens invited by the Queen, Cress caught him kissing another girl. What she didn't know was that the girl actually glamoured herself as Cress and Thorne was kissing the girl passionately like he was kissing Cress. Does that make sense? Sorry if I'm confusing you but if you read it, you know what I'm talking bout! 

Expectation #4

This is probably the most horrifying expectation but I really hope that Levana dies. Is it mean of me to hate her this much? I know I haven't read Fairest yet so I don't quite understand her side of the story and this is just my opinion. 

What Really Happened?

Okay for the first time in reading this entire series, I actually shed a baby tear for Levana. I never thought this moment in time would come but when she was all tortured and telling her life story of how she was bullied by Queen Channary, I shed a man tear. In the end she got what was coming. But a single gunshot? I'm sure she deserves more like perhaps being thrown off of a cliff.

Expectation #5

I TOTALLY expect Cinder and Kai to get married.Yeah I understand they're both from different planets and once Cinder reclaims her throne, she'll be Queen of Luna. They could still have a marriage union and unite the two planets. I just don't want them to be apart on two different planets. Cinder might find someone new and same goes for Kai, which is unacceptable!

What Really Happened?

I'm done. I'm so done with life right now. In short, they didn't get married and I'm :(


Were you let down by any of your expectations?





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12 comments

  1. Ohmygosh I'm dying to read this. :)

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  2. LOL NOW I'M REALLY EXCITED FOR THE BOOK XD

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    1. Hope I didn't spoil it for you! it's amazing <3

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  3. OMG I THINK I ACCIDENTALLY SPOILED MYSELF HAHAHASDF:EF :( :( I don't blame you. That's okay. I had no idea all those spoilers were out wide open.

    wew *contains myself*

    Anyway, I want to read Winter so bad so I could read this post already haha ^_^" You are so lucky that you read it, though. How would you rate the book? Good series ender? AND OH by the way I was really flipping out when I saw the picture of them kissing (I'm not sure if that's Cinder + Prince Kai, or Wolf + Scarlet, or Cress + Thorne. haha!) ADORABLE <3 :D

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    1. OMG JILLIAN IM SO SORRY!!!! HAHA Like the top book of 2015? Does that explain enough to ya?? When you do read it, come back here read this and laugh your butt of with me bec I'm pretty sure I made a bunch of people laugh with my funny ass expectations and comments. IT's CINDER AND KAIII <3 They are my main OTP couple <3

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  4. I completely agree with everything you've said here 110% Alex. Marissa handled the romances between each of the four couples absolutely flawlessly (Cinder + Kai though OMG), and it was definitely everything I was hoping for and more. Glad you felt the same way. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! ♥

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. hehe thanks :D I really hope there is some sort of spinoff series or like a new book that takes place in the same world so we can see all of these wonderful characters once more :D

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  5. I haven't read this one yet, but I had to skim it and find out. I am SO sad about Cinder and Kai. I get it, they're busy saving the world, but I WANT MY ROMANCE. Am I asking for too much?! ;(

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. Yeah, you are and I are like the only ones that wanted them to be the strongest living Otp. everyone else be liking Throne and while I understand where they are coming from, none of the guys live up to what Kai is... which is pure like magic and hotness. Haha Rachel u give me the laughs :P

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  6. I loved how you reviewed Winter by sharing your expectations and what really happened. My favorite ship is Thorne and Cress so Winter definitely lived up to my expectations in that aspect. I basically loved everything about Winter, and I feel like Cinder and Kai will eventually get married based on their future life plans at the end. :)

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    1. OMG wouldn't it be cool if Marissa Meyer wrote a sequel that shows them all 5 or 10 years later into the future? I would absolutely love that and would love to see where they are all ended up after all. That would be my happily ever after :D

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