Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Series: The Lunar Chronicles (Book 3)
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Genre: Fairy Tale | Sci-Fi
Date of Publication: February 4, 2014

My Rating: 5 out of 5


In the third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she has just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.


I could not put this one down. Cress blew Cinder and Scarlet out the water. It was fast paced and kept me on my toes. Though I am usually able to predict what is going to happen, I was pleasantly surprised at how many times I was proven wrong. I love it when an author can surprise me with plot twists. 

I was crushed for Wolf when the team was separated and they lost Scarlet. We was truly a sad puppy without his mate. 

Cress joins the narrative and is able to give us insight on Levana's mission. Her naivete is endearing and she is adorable. When Cress first meets Thorne, she is so in love with the idea of him from seeing him on her netscreen, that she ignores his flaws. This builds and builds as they have to work together to survive. There is heartbreak, jealousy, and insecurity. Haven't we all been there? (Apart from having to cross a desert at risk of death.)

By the end, I had experienced an emotional roller coaster and I was metaphorically out of breath. I can't wait to pick up Fairest and finish the series with Winter. The Lunar Chronicles series is by far one of my absolute favorites.

The Lunar Chronicles Series:

Cinder (January 2012)
Scarlet (February 2013)
Cress (February 2014)
Fairest: Levana's Story (February 2015)
Winter (Coming November 2015)

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