Rating: Four Bright and Shiny Stars out of 5

Book: Cress: Book Three of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Published by: Feiwel & Friends on Feb 4, 2014

Genre(s): Fantasy; YA Literature; Fairy Tale; Science Fiction; Romance; Dystopian Fiction

Pages: 551

Format: E-Book

Source: Bought on Kindle Fire E-Reader

Summary from GoodReads


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.

Wow. Just wow. Fantastic third installment of the Lunar Chronicles!! I applaud Marissa Meyer for several key points in her book (listed below).

So Cress is the innocent, naive, tech savvy and adorable protagonist based of Rapunzel. She has basically been locked in a spaceship all her life and Meyer does an excellent job of portraying her social awkwardness through her relationship with Thorne. (Yes, I say relationship 😉 ) Each character in this book really has time to shine in this lengthier book. This book is EXACTLY what was needed in this series, it helped the story progress without overshadowing past event with new characters. This book has some romantic moments, kidnapping, killing, war, battles, and yet it still has the light-heartedness of a fairy tale.

So IKO is back and funnier than ever! She gets to live in an array of android bodies and each one just magnifies her personality a little more than the last one.

Cinder and Kai have some moments in this book! *cough**cough**cough*

Thorne gets comfy with the new and improved Rapunzel, Cress. Their relationship actually adds so much to the story. I often found myself reading faster in order to reach their POVs of the story.

Wolf and Scarlet? Gushy mushy as EVER!

So yeah  these are some of the reasons to go out and continue with this series! But I should warn you… the next book, Winter, doesn’t come out for a while 😦

Til next time,