Series: Lunar Chronicles #3
Published by Macmillan on 2014-02-04
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Science Fiction, Young Adult
In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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 prevent her army from invading Earth.Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped 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 being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
I really, really like The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. It combines two of my favorite things which are fairy tale re-tellings and sci-fi action adventure. The best way I can describe these books is that they are like Brothers Grimm meets Stars Wars. With that being said, the latest installment in the series, the third book, is Cress which was just as good as the other two books in the series. This review will be short and sweet because I don’t want to give any spoilers and I know everybody wants to the fun part: the giveaway.
Cress picks up right up where Scarlet left off and the action just keeps on coming. Cress of course features Cress, who was introduced in earlier books, and this book is a retelling of Rapunzel. I liked that Cress is locked away in a Satellite and is not allowed any sharp objects for fear she might hurt herself. Of course, her hair grows long and thick. Cress gets lonely and her only solace is in the earthen video feeds she watches. She is also a romantic damsel in distress and dreams of a romantic love and the handsome debonair man that will come and save her. Enter Captain Thorne, first introduced in Scarlet, he can’t resist a damsel in distress.
I liked Cress a lot. The one thing that I really like about these books is how that when a new fairy tale is introduced in each book the story does not stop for the past characters they are all just integrated into the story. It is why the books seem to get thicker and thicker. I liked the shocking revelations that are revealed in Cress, some sad, some funny, and some that made me want to stand up and cheer. I like how Cress grows up in this book. She starts off a scared socially awkward girl, but by the end of book she is able to hold her own against Earthen and Lunar soldiers. The thing I liked the most is that even though she may get smarter about love, she is still a romantic at heart. I liked that the gang all comes together for one wild adventure that is going to spark something even greater.
In the end I really liked Cress, it was one roller-coaster of a book. Filled with swashbuckling heroes, damsels in distress, heroic cyborgs, and of course a cheeky android. I highly recommend Cress. It most definitely left me on a nice cloud of happy. Go read these books because they are just good.
On that note, we are giving away the first three books in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress all signed by Marissa Meyer. Good Luck and Enjoy!