Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.5 of 5 stars
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Page Count: 550

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.

I feel like I read this series too fast considering Winter, the fourth book in the Lunar Chronicals, won't be out for months still...but oh well, I couldn't stop myself xD

Cress was much better than Scarlet. Meyer weaved the three stories together much better than she did with the stories of Scarlet and Cinder. The beginning was entertaining and actually quite suspenseful. We meet Cress, a lunar shell hidden away in a satellite, and she is probably my favourite character in the series so far. Cress is intelligent and beautiful, but she's been hidden away for so long and has had no human interaction with anyone that she creates fantasies to make things better. She's very relatable, at least for me. 

Thorne becomes heroic and a much better character than who he was in Scarlet. He may not see it yet, but his character has made the most development out of everyone. And I absolutely love the romance between him and Cress. They compliment each other very well ^.^

The writing was very well done, despite the lull in action towards the middle of the book. Some things were predictable but I think Meyer did a better job of hiding things than she had in Cinder.

Cress is my favourite book of the series so far and I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Winter!

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