Earlier this month, we posed the question, should you reread the previous books before reading the final book in the series or just dive in. Kate on the other hand has gone back to the beginning of The Raven Cycle. Of course, she still has five months until the final book The Raven King comes out. I decided to go ahead and read Winter, the final book in the Lunar Chronicles. Which was fantastic! I loved it so much that I decided to take my friend Valerie’s advice and read the last book and then go back to the beginning. So I did and there were some things that I didn’t noticed or didn’t think were important at the time that now that I’ve read the whole series seems silly. So let’s the observations begin. Obviously spoilers will follow.
- In almost every scene that has Sybil or Levana in it the narrative always points out that the blond guard behind them. This of course is Jacin. We don’t know that, in fact he is only named once in Cinder. It does bring up the question, if he’s just a guard then why spend so much time reminder the reader that he’s there. It should have been the first clue that he would play a bigger role.
- How nonchalant Dr. Erland was in hearing that droids were harvesting id chips from letumosis victims. We learn in Cress that he is responsible for the genetics behind the Luna’s Wolf army so he probably knows or at least on some idea as to why the androids would be taking the chips, more then what he said.
- Adri selling off Iko. She’s been sitting on a goldmine for years and didn’t know it. I guess that is partly her husband’s fault for not telling her about his work, you know just in case something happens like catch the plague. It also makes me wonder how involved she was in his work or in his life? She seems to be like someone who married for comfort then love. She is lucky that Cinder saved Iko.
- Why doesn’t anyone ask why Levana is so insistent on catching Cinder? If Levana is so sure that she is just a shell or just another Lunar then why would she threatened war over her? These are red flags people! did no one think, maybe we should look further into Cinder’s background, like how she got to earth in the first place.
Stay tuned for more observations for Scarlet.