Calendar Girls – Best Book With an Active War


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Let’s get back to important bookish things! Like, Calendar Girls!

Calendar Girls is hosted by bloggers, Flavia the Bibliophile and Melanie Noell Bernard – both have amazing blogs full of fun, bookish posts. Calendar Girls is a brand new monthly blog event inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific them for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across! Want to know more? Click on the links above! And it’s not too late to jump on the Calendar Girl train (and it’s not just for girls)! Join now!

So without further ado, here is my choice of an active war…


Oh, wait, sorry, book not epic Disney Princess. Another drumroll please?


Credits to Feiwel and Friends

That’s right, Winter by Marissa Meyer. Is anyone shocked?

The truth is I don’t read too many books with wars in them. It’s not by choice really, but usually it’s the sci-fi, dystopia, or high high fantasy books that have the wars and not really in the fluffy contemporaries I read. Therefore, this Book Princess usually avoids all major war books. Hence, her choice of Winter. Does a revolution count as a war? Please? Please? I don’t want to be kicked out of Calendar Girls. 😉

Anyway, I don’t want to give away any major spoilers since this is the fourth book in the series. However, there is a major uprising and revolution in this last book. There was never an official “war” since it didn’t get a cool name or anything. However, there were battles, loss, dramatics, and more strategic planning than I could ever do. If that doesn’t constitute an active war, I’m not sure what to do with this.

Overall, this series brought all of the insanity to a big point that ended up here. An uprising, many battles, and all of our characters learned invaluable lessons. It might not have been a war in the tradition sense, but these characters had war with themselves and the crazy Lunars. Check out the first book, Cinder, here!

What do you think? What book would you have chosen? Do you read a lot of books that have active wars? Let’s discuss in the comments below!


57 thoughts on “Calendar Girls – Best Book With an Active War

  1. Melanie Noell Bernard says:

    I think this is a great choice! We often forget that many rebellions in books are a form of war. They’re a war on the government, on the system, on society. Not every war needs to have fighting, guns, bombs, whatever. Some wars are quiet and silent. The important part is believing in what you’re fighting for! Thanks for sharing! ^.^

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  2. Flavia says:

    I’m sure this is a great pick! I’m scared to really really read your post since I haven’t read from Cress onward yet (I will have to this year!). Thanks for participating, it’s so fun to have you join us! 😀

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    • bookprincessreviews says:

      I tried not to give too many spoilers for that reason, but smart idea because I don’t know how well or bad I did, lol. And yay!! The last two books get so crazy and good, so I can’t wait to see your take on them! And thanks so much – it’s such a fun event!

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  3. Savana C. - The Biblio Life says:

    Rebellion is absolutely a form of war, this was a great pick for the theme this month! I haven’t read this series yet, but Cinder is sitting on my shelf waiting to be added to my immediate TBR list. I haven’t read many books with active wars either which made this month’s choice a difficult one. I’m in the middle of about 3 series where talk of war is becoming a forward theme, but I haven’t gotten that far yet xD Thanks for sharing, this makes me want to read the Lunar Chronicles even more!

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  4. Reading with Rendz says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! As soon as I saw the title of your post I was sure you were going to write about Winter and I was right! The war between Luna and Earth was definitely intense and I loved all the strategic planning and mini battles in between! The scene where they attack the palace still kind of guts me when I think about it! 😖 Great post!

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  5. sophiethestark says:

    Ahem. Sorry for the fangirl moment but I have to agree with your choice of book. Vehemently so. Couldn’t have picked better.
    I kind of have to go and try to find a similar series to read now because you made me get the feels again. Great post! ❤

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