Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Written By: Kellie - Feb• 27•14


Series: The Lunar Chronicles, #3
Publisher:   Feiwel & Friends
Publish Date: February 4th, 2014
Source: ARC

Rating: 5/5 – Quite possibly my favorite book so far in this already awesome series!

About the book: Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. 

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

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

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

Thoughts: I love this series so much! Wouldn’t these books make an amazing TV show? I would so love to see all of these characters every week. Anyways, this was a great read and I would highly, highly recommend this series to anyone who loves fairytales and/or sci-fi.

Book three of The Lunar Chronicles introduces a new character… who is obviously Cress. Cress has spent a good chunk of her life locked away in a satellite (where she is a super hacker, working for the bad guys) but she’s still all kinds of awesome. Quite possibly my new favorite as she was a very relateable character for me. All your old favorites are back for this new installment too, including lots of Kai who I definitely missed during book two. Cress also has a bit of her own romantic plot which I’m not totally sold on yet, but I won’t give it away, so you can draw your own conclusions. The person who was lacking a little in this one was Scarlet, which I was alright with. That spaceship was getting kind of crowded anyway. Overall, I think Marissa Meyer did a great job of weaving the various characters and plotlines together. I don’t want this series to ever end.

For the first time ever, I can’t wait for Winter!

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