Cress by Marissa Meyer


This one is my favorite of the series so far. I seriously had trouble putting it down. Also it just occurred to me that I have read all of the main books in the Lunar Chronicles so far on trips: I read Cinder on an academic conference in South Padre Island and Scarlet and Cress while visiting family in San Diego. I guess that means I’ll have to take another vacation in November when Winter comes out 😉

Rating: [5/5]

Reading Challenge: A book by a female author

Goodreads Summary:

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.

Likes: I’m slightly in love with Carswell Thorne. Not to mention Cress, who is an adorable, smart badass. Plus, it was really interesting to me to see the way she dealt with her social anxiety. That was definitely relatable. Plus, once again, all the twists were incredible. And, I no longer have any qualms about Scarlet and Wolf. My concerns were unfounded.

Dislikes: It was kind of funny on the one hand, but in all the parts with Kai, he was rehashing old theories that Cinder et al. had already figured out. He was basically a book behind. It just felt a little repetitive sometimes.

Tune in next week to read my review of Fairest by Marissa Meyer!



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