Winter - Marissa Meyer

**I included a spoiler tag because I might have given away some events in the book, although I think we'd been expecting this to happen anyway.

 

"No.  She will never be queen [...] Because you are my loyal servant, as you have so vehemently proclaimed.  And you are going to kill her."

 

 

Ooh... the Snow White plot is getting started now!  I am so hooked into this book that I lament the fact that I'm not reading it as quickly as the others.  I see that and  are finished and I'm going to try really, really hard not to read their reviews until I'm done, myself.

 

HOWEVER, the five star ratings are making me all sorts of anxious and excited!

 

 

Anyway, chances are, I'll fall into my own reading black hole pretty soon like I usually do and end up just reading and reading and reading (and bookmarking pages with quotes and quips that jump out at me) without anymore updates to post.

 

While I've been flying through the pages, it doesn't escape me that there were certain dragging points.  Nonetheless, I still love the characters and now the story feels like it's picking up: our ragtag gang of rebels is on Luna and I have a feeling Winter will be joining them soon.

 

And Levana... is just freakin' insane and shows every ounce of what was presented to us in Fairest.  She's scary insane:

 

"Dearest Sir Clay," she mused, and he wondered if she'd detected his desperation.  "Do not think I am unaware of what I am asking you to do and how difficult it will be for you.  But I am being merciful.  I know you will be quick.  She will not suffer at your hands.  In this way, I also fulfill my promise to her father, don't you see?"

 

She is scary insane.  And delusional.  And still quite the spoiled brat teenager she'd been, as we had seen in Fairest.  But now she's also a powerful and very evil queen.

 

 

Anyway...

 

Back into the Reading Cave with me.