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Cress by Marissa Meyer

Sunday, December 29, 2013

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 Summary

As the Lunar Chronicles continue, the reader has to get used to meeting more main characters.  Cress, a bit of a last-minute main character, arrives on the scene as an unusual girl who has had little to no company (being stuck on a satellite and all).  She has plenty of time on her hands and not enough to do; she became what many of this generation fears: a hacker.  Cress is given an order to find Cinder, but will she carry it out?  

I liked all of the characters; I was a little disappointed because I didn't get to read more about Cress.  Her time was split up similar to the rest and she was, unfortunately, in the last book in this series.  I would have loved to have met her prior.  Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder are all fun characters; Scarlet and Cinder have grown so much since when the first book began.  The reader will feel as if they are old friends.  

The plot was fast-paced and edgy.  I liked the feeling of suspense as the threat of Queen Levana waxed and waned.  The ending did not surprise me, but I found it a satisfying conclusion.  This book is recommended to teen/young adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Too bad we don't get to see more of Cress. I still can't wait to read this. Thanks for the review.

  1. Katie said...:

    I wish we got to see more of Cress, too, but at least there's still one more book in the series! Hopefully we'll see a lot more of her then.

  1. I can't wait until this book comes out! It seems like an awesome end to a great trilogy.

  1. Susan T. said...:

    I haven't started this series yet but Cinder is loaded on my Kindle so I should get to it soon. It sounds awesome!

  1. Lynne said...:

    I read Cinder earlier this year (loved it!!) and I received Scarlett for Christmas from my inlaws - looking forward to reading it soon!
    I can't wait to get my hands on Cress (only a little jealous you've already read it LOL) but great review! Makes me excited to read it.
    This is one of my FAVORITE series'!

  1. I love this series so much and it is definitely a top favorite, so I can't wait to read Cress. Great review!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  1. Amy Mays said...:

    Seeing all the great reviews for Cress makes me want to start this series.

  1. Em said...:

    I loved this one! Definitely the best one yet!

  1. This is going to be an awesome read! I can't wait to read it!

  1. I haven't read this series yet. I know, that is absolutely pathetic. I have absolutely every intention to read every single book in the series, I just worry that it is going to be a massive disappointment!