{Effie Reviews} Cress by Marissa Meyer

Posted September 26, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Cress by Marissa Meyer


by Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #3
Published on February 6th, 2014
by Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter

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.

5 Stars

Let me start by saying that Cress is soooooooooooooooooooooo much better than Cinder or Scarlet. The story was so much more fun and there was much more depth as well. So yes, I enjoyed it a lot.

In this book we meet Cress (short for Crescent Moon), she’s a Lunar shell who’s lived the past seven years alone in a satellite orbiting the Earth and doing her Mistress Sybil’s command, who is one of the Queen’s thaumaturge. She mostly is ordered to spy on the people of Earth, hack their communications and keep the Lunar ships invisible from Eathern satellites. But Cress dreams of going to Earth and finally starting a life of her own. So when she’s contacted by Cinder through the D-comm, she takes her chance and gets into an adventure that is nothing like she ever expected.

So I seriously loved the third book, I was kinda meh over the first two, but this one totally made up for the last two books. There were so many new twists and turns, and also new characters!!! And every single one of them added something to the story and that just made it even greater! And OMG I can’t believe we saw a cameo of Winter!!!! She is awesome, I just know it. I’ve always had a weak spot for characters who are borderline insane and during her cameo she reminded me so much of the Mad Hatter! So yeah definitely looking forward to seeing more of her in Winter the last book in this series. I also can’t wait to see what will happen to Scarlet now that she’s seperated from the others. I also wonder on how Cress and Thorne’s blooming relationship is going to evolve, as well as Kai and Cinder’s and Wolf and Scarlet’s.

All in all the characters were all awesome. From Cinder to Cress and even Levana, god how much I wanna see what she looks like underneath that stupid veil of hers. All of the were great and in my opinion, Cinder grew a lot in this book and I think she’ll make a great queen someday.

Now, that I’ve said everything I wanted to say, I will start to eagerly await the coming of Winter. Can’t believe I have to wait until November 2015 for it, but I know it’s going to be more than worth the wait.


About Marissa Meyer

MARISSA MEYER is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

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