Monday, February 15, 2016

Cress by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

Title: Cress

Author: Marissa Meyer

Page Count: 550 (paperback)

Publishing: Square Fish

My Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis: "Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only 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 goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can." -Goodreads

For this installment to the Lunar Chronicles, I felt like the author saved the best for last. This book was really entertaining throughout it's entirety, but the last 200 pages were the best part. I felt like in this book we got a real look inside of Lunar and inside the heads of all of our characters. I felt like because I didn't know the Fairy Tales it took away that predictability that everyone else associates with these books.

As for the plot, I feel like this one was a little bit of a drag compared to Scarlet just because it was a little slower paces, but I feel like the plot twists that are dropped on us are completely worth the wait we have to go to get them.

I love each of these characters and their relationships. My only big complaint for this story is that there wasn't enough Scarlet, but I loved how we got to see a glimpse of Winter in this book. I cannot wait to see what she is like in the final book. Part of me doesn't want to read Fairest, but I've heard it is very essential to the story line.

Also, Kai finally was interesting to read from. In the beginning, he was as boring as ever, but as the story progressed I felt like his character was so much more entertaining, but I also felt like his character is a little slow for not understanding what Cinder was saying to him near the end. It takes him so long to catch on and that was annoying.

Cress, was an interesting installment, but not as good as Scarlet (for me).

1 comment :

  1. I totally get you not wanting to read Fairest... I've been procrastinating for so long lol.