Last month I devoured Winter by Marissa Meyer, which is the 4th book in The Lunar Chronicles. I thought about reviewing the book but decided that most people would not need to read a review at this point in the series. Instead I wanted to post some of my favorite quotes and scenes from Winter! I will say that some of these contain spoilers for Winter but they may also be out of context and just confuse someone who has not read.
In chapter 12, there is several pages of exchange between Kai and Thorne that I want to quote. Banter between Thorne and Cinder in earlier books is some of my favorite but Kai is definitely close. Can I just get a whole book of Thorne talking to people? Wait how about just a whole book about Thorne???
“Whatever, Doctor. It’s just, when Cress thought she was in love with me, she was actually in love with this other guy she’d made up in her head, who was all brave and selfless and stuff. I mean, he was a real catch, so who could blame her? Even I liked that guy. I kind of wish I was that guy.” He shrugged.
“Are you sure you’re not?” – pg 105
There are a lot of shippy quotes in the whole book. I have my ship *coughThornecough* but I do have to say I am on board with all the ships in the book! Some shippy moments that are not about my ship…
“Oh I fully intend to form an alliance with Luna.” Kai glanced at the cyborg foot again. “I just intend to put a different queen on the throne first.” – pg 124
“Jacin,” she said, with a shaky smile. “You must know I cannot remember a time when I didn’t love you. I don’t think such a time ever existed.” – pg 243
“I’m still thanking all the stars, one by one.” – pg 771
Of course there were plenty of scenes where Thorne was being so Thorne. I laughed quite a bit at this entire scene.
Thorne glanced back at the pantry. “Did you see any rice in there? Maybe we could fill Cinder’s head with it.”
Everyone stared at him
“You know, to…absorb the moisture, or something. Isn’t that a thing?”
“We’re not pouring rice in my head.” – pg 471
Chapter 70 and 71 was such a roller coaster for my ship and emotions. My poor heart! I was texting with Mary of Mary Had a Little Book Blog and it went along the lines of “Thorne said something that made me go *heart eyes*” “And now he did something stupid” “And now I am dead”. I have read these two chapters at least 5 times but there is one exchange I keep going back to!
“I thought I was kissing you,” he confirmed, brushing her lips with his again. And again. Cress’s fingers found his lapels and she pulled him closer.
It didn’t last log, though, as another memory resurfaced.
She yanked away. “But…you told her you loved her.”
His expression froze, desire giving way to alarm. They hovered in that moment for an eternity.
Finally, Thorne gulped. “Right. That.” He shrugged. “I mean, I was…we were-” – pg 603
Stars above!!! My heart could barely take it. My beautiful cinnamon roll Thorne.
**ALL QUOTES PULLED FROM WINTER BY MARISSA MEYER**