Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Review: Cress

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Source: ARC received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

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.

I am so in love with this series that it's ridiculous. With that said, it's so hard for me to write an actual review and not just revert to fangirl flailing. But I will try.

Cress was amazing. I am so in love with the world that Marissa Meyer has created. It feels to intricate and real and, while I definitely don't want to live there, I can't wait to return there when Winter arrives next year.

Great characters make great books and I love the characters in this series. All of the characters from the earlier books feature prominently and we also meet Cress. I love Cress and spent half of the book wanting to give her a big hug. She's so naive, but sincere and lovable. And Thorne! I am definitely a Thorne girl, although I did yell at him at least once. The only character who I didn't enjoy as much was Wolf. I won't give anything away, but he kind of completely shuts down for some of the book and I just wanted to shake him (although then he'd probably bite me).

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a romance girl. But this book had one scene that struck me as so romantic that I couldn't do anything for a moment but grin and clap my hands.

Overall, I'm in love with Cress and the Lunar Chronicles. And while "Winter is Coming", it can't come fast enough.

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  1. Woohoo ... I can't wait to get to this. I love me some Thorne! :D

  2. OMG every review I read makes me super excited to get my book...where is it?! I need more Thorne, Kai and Cinder in my life.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  3. My copy is on the way and I can't wait to read it!

  4. "Great characters make great books" YES a million times! I loved this one the most and all the characters are incredibly awesome and so three dimensional! I'm also a Thorne girl so WHOOP! Winter is going to be all kinds of awesome, too, she, was so creepy!!

  5. Hehehe..I skimmed your review but you can fangirl..I love this series and plan to read this all day Saturday!