Cress [Review]

Posted February 13, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

Cress [Review]Cress by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 4th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Retelling, Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
Pages: 550
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Series Rating: five-stars
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Even in the future. there are damsels in distress...
In the third installment of the Lunar chronicles, Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana's evil plan, has a slight problem. She's been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress a great hacker. Unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress involving Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes as a high price. Meanwhile, 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.

Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s part of the risk. I don’t want to be scared anymore.

When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit.
Because by the time you finally see each other, you’re catching up only on the big things, because it’s too much bother to tell about the little things. But the little things are what make up life.

I didn’t fall for you, you tripped me!

I want to say yes, but I don’t want to be with a boy whose heart belongs to somebody else. Just once, I want to be somebody else’s first choice.

It’s not like in the movies. It’s better, because it’s real.

Well, this one was by far my favorite book in the series. Why? Because of Thorne of course. There is a special place in my heart for this snarky, sexy captain. He is just wonderful. And it’s even better because we see even more of him in this book than we have so far. Plus, I really like what goes on between him and Cress.

Speaking of Cress. I loved her. I don’t know how Marissa does it. But she creates so many characters with different plots and somehow makes it not only work and make sense but she also has us fall in love with all of the characters. Even the villain. Because I know I am not the only one who LOVES to HATE Queen Levana.

And how the hell am I crushing on so many guys in one freaking series?! Seriously, she’s a freaking genius. That’s all. But anyways, there’s not much I can say in this review without giving away spoilers. So, unfortunately this is going to be a really crappy review for an amazing book. But just know that this is one book that NEEDS to be read. Like seriously, if you haven’t jumped on the wagon that is The Lunar Chronicles, then you need to ASAP. You won’t be sorry!

I mean what is better than a whole bunch of fairy tale retellings, amazing heroines, swoon worthy men, and an evil queen? Not much, that’s for damn sure. I honestly cannot wait until Winter is out!

Plus, right now Cress is only $2.99 for Kindle and Nook! 🙂
Let’s talk about it. Did you read Cress? Or any other of Marissa’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

One response to “Cress [Review]

  1. This was *easily* my favourite book in the Lunar Chronicles Series (mainly because I love Rapunzel) but I loved the characters and I loved the ending with the wedding chaos! Ahhh! So good!

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