Friday, April 25, 2014

Cress by Marissa Meyer

13206828Cress by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles, #3
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 551
Source: Purchased

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.

When I started this one I was expecting to be thrown right back where we left off with Cinder and Scarlet and their crew. To an extent I guess I was but it was through the eyes of Cress. I'm just going to come right out and say that out of all of the characters that have been introduced and have joined Cinder's group, Cress is my least favorite.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved this book, but in a way it left me wanting more from Cress as a character. There was nothing wrong with the plot or the story, because trust me there was enough action and heart stopping moments to keep me going. Cress was just a little blah as a character. She had her own thing going and that was totally cool but she was so naïve and had no clue about much of anything that it got a little tedious.

The ragtag team of heroes definitely do go through their own growths in this one. Thorne was the most surprising, he developed a lot in this one and I definitely enjoyed seeing more of him. Cinder also really seemed to grow into herself in this and that was a great thing because she really needs to step up the game. After Scarlet, most of you who read my review will know I was less than thrilled with Kai but he redeemed himself in this book.

Cress left me eagerly awaiting the last book in this series. I can't wait to see how it all turns out and whether or not Cinder and her group get their happy endings.

1 comment:

  1. I think for me, I'd rank the Lunar Chronicles ladies, as follows: Cinder, Cress, Scarlet. I feel like although Cress was its own story, I wasn't in love with it as much as I loved Cinder. But I'm still excited for Winter. I want it so badly.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books