Monday, June 16, 2014

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer: mini review

Goodreads rating: 4.51
ARC, 550 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: borrowed ARC from Crystal
Genre: YA dystopian fantasy

In this 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’s 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.

 Spoilers from books 1-3!

Another short review. I wish I remembered more about this book, but what I do remember is that I loved it!

What can I say? This series keeps getting better and better! I knew I was going to love Captain Thorne, but I fell in love with him even more in this book! They're all trying to overthrow Levana, and it's not going to happen unless they have Cress, a girl placed up in a satellite orbiting earth. Sadly, Cress is under Levana's thumb, and she's been asked to track Cinder and Thorne, who also have Wolfe and Scarlet. But Cress, despite the fact that she wants to get out, is really sheltered and doesn't know much about the world beyond her screens. Then, Cinder and Thorne come to her, and it doesn't go as planned. Cress and Thorne... There are just no words. It boggles my mind that Meyer can create so many different characters and relationship dynamics with each book. It just builds so perfectly on itself. The other thing I love about the relationships in this series is that, while new ones are building, the dynamic between Kai and Cinder shifts while they're away from each other. I want them to be together so badly! But I get the feeling that, with the way this one ended, the last book will make sure that that's not a problem. Or Meyer is going to break our hearts. I'm hoping for the first one. I cannot WAIT for Winter!!!!!! Next February can't come soon enough!


 Lovers of dystopian fantasy, and, really, everyone should be, especially of this series. Definitely one of my favorite series!

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