Sunday, November 20, 2016

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress 
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

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 promise, I will not let you die without being kissed.” 

I thought Scarlet was my favorite but after reading Cress, I just don't know. 

Cress has been living alone in a satellite for too many years. She's a fantastic hacker and tracker. She's superb at anything IT really but she has no social skills. Her only contact with Luna or Earth is through her netscreens and her Mistress Sybil who brings her provisions so she won't starve.

From the moment Cress found out about Cinder, she has wanted nothing more than to help her especially because of the company she keeps. Cress has fallen in love with Captain Thorne. In her fantasies, he falls right back in love with her. After connecting a link with Cinder, she is offered a chance to be rescued by the Captain. Cress believes she's playing a damsel in distress and Thorne is her hero. This is even better than any of her dreams!

“But you're a prisoner," said Thorne.
"I prefer damsel in distress," she murmured.

Of course, her rescue doesn't go as planned. Our friends get separated and are fighting for their lives. They all know they have to come together to defeat Queen Levana before it's too late for Kai and both worlds.  

Cress was another amazing addition to The Lunar Chronicles!  I'm in awe of the fluidity of the story and the continuation of the characters evolvement. Cress with Thorne made perfect sense. She thought of him as a gentleman and a hero and he thought of himself as someone unworthy for such a good soul. Cress made an impression on him and Thorne didn't want to hurt her.

One of my favorite parts of the book was when Cinder came up with a new idea on how to delay the wedding. I could only think, Smart cyborg girl!

I'm a romantic at heart and this series is full of so many great couples. The sad part is that nothing is easy for them. Their enemies are all powerful and deadly making Cress an action-packed novel.


“Maybe great, epic romances don't just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”

5/5 Fangs

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