Saturday, 14 June 2014

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published by: Puffin on February 6th 2014
Genre: Scifi/Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Source: Public Library
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Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

My Thoughts: This series just keeps getting better and better, I just love it.

Meyer has crafted such a fabulous world in these retellings and with such well-drawn characters that you can't help but to root for them, and to wish they were your friends ... or lover as is the case with captain Thorne.

"Captain, I think I am in love with you" O captain, my captain, how I love thee. I have loved him since Cinder stumbled upon him in Scarlet, he's such as cocky rapscallion and I love it. I think I must have a thing for scoundrels with hearts of gold or something like that ;-) I enjoyed getting to see a whole new side to him though and learning that he is not just a selfish criminal.

Cress is a lovely new addition to the cast, she is such a sweet girl, surprisingly relatable and a lot less crazier than you would expect from someone who has been alone in a satelitte most of her life. She grew a lot during the course of her adventures and I can't wait to see more growth from her in Winter.

And Iko, can someone please get me my own Iko already, thank you. I love how she has no brain/mouth filter and just says what's on her mind, usually it is the same thing that is on the readers mind. Iko is definitely my favourite character and I hope she gets and keeps that perfect humanoid body of her dreams by the end of the chronicles.

I love how the plot builds and builds with each book, and Cress had many great new developments that I can't wait to see fleshed out in the next book. And that book cannot come out soon enough, it is going to be so good.


  1. I'm reading/listening to it right now and you are totally right! It just keep getting better and better!!
    How about Marissa Meyers coming out with Fairest, where we get to find out more about the mysterious and evil Queen Levana!! Eeeekkkkk! I'm so excited :) Come to think of it, I'm going to WoW that tomorrow now! Woo hoo! lol
    Michelle xoxo Michelle xo Book Hangovers

    1. Yes! I am super excited about Fairest too. It can't come out soon enough.
      I bet Cress is super to to listen too, especially with a good narrator.
      Look forward to your WoW.
      Take care XXX


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