Series: The Lunar Chronicles

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
Goodreads
five-stars
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! 🙂
five-stars
Stephanie
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Scarlet [Review]

Posted August 26, 2013 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Scarlet [Review]Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Published by Feiwel and Friends on February 5th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Retelling, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 452
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

 My Thoughts:
To say that I liked this book would be an understatement. I loved this book. I mean come on, of course I did. It was about a kickass redhead. Who wouldn’t love that? Finally, a book that doesn’t have a redhead be the villain!
At first, I was not sure how well this was going to work out. A series where each book is based on different fairytales yet the same characters are within them. However, Marissa Meyer made it work and she kicked ass doing it. I was blown away with how well it all ties in together and still works being a different fairytale. Major props to Marissa for that!
Also, major props to Marissa for hooking me with Thorne. Oh, Captain Carswell Thorne, how I love you so very much. Definitely makes my list of book boyfriends for sure! He is so witty, I just love it! Kai didn’t do it for me in this book. Did he have other options, not many. However, he kind of just pussied out. Sorry for my language but I got really frustrated with Kai and not to mention he is a MORON! Wolf, I love. Not as much as Thorne. And I wasn’t sure if I liked Wolf at first, and then he completed was off my radar, but then at the end he made it up to me and to Scarlet and now I have a soft spot for him in my bookish heart.
I really enjoyed Scarlet as a character. She’s a stubborn redhead, who carries a gun, flies a ship and is simply…kickass. If she were a real person, my boyfriend would be in love with her! I loved her even more than I loved Cinder.
IKO! She’s back and boy am I glad! She is one of my all-time FAVORITE supporting characters EVER! In this book she is in the form of a spaceship but hey, at least she’s back!
I seriously cannot wait until I can get my hands on a copy of Cress, however, in 2015 when Winter comes out, I will probably cry, because the series will be over. I hate it when my favorite things come to an end. But Marissa Meyer is definitely on my automatic buy anything list :]
Memorable Quotes:

It seems that you’ve stumbled into the wrong jail cell. Do you need directions to get back to yours?

Her irritation made her prettier, and Thorne cupped his chin, studying her. He’d never met a cyborg before, much less flirted with one, but there was a first time for everything.

His heartbeat quickened. A tingle filled his brain and raced down his nerves. She was…beautiful. No, divine. No, perfect.

“Oh, I’m sure they do,” Scarlet said, beaming with fake encouragement. She shut the door before muttering, “What farm animals don’t love a wolf?”

But I was worried you might draw that fun on him, and such a scene may not have helped your case. As far as not being crazy, that is.

 

four-half-stars
Stephanie
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Cinder [Review]

Cinder [Review]

Posted April 17, 2013 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

First Lines: “The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. Her knuckles ached from forcing the screwdriver into the joint as she struggled to loosen the screw one gritting twist after another.” My Thoughts: I loved this book! So much! I didn’t think I was going to […]

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