Sunday, March 16, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: CRESS by Marissa Meyer

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Marissa Meyer
Feiwel and Friends
560 pp.
Ages 12- 17

In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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 prevent her army from invading Earth.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped 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 being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.


Can I just say how much I love The Lunar Chronicles??? Well, I do. I love it! Every book gets better and better. I don't know who I'm in love with more, Kai the crown prince of the Commonwealth, Wolf the hybrid lunar guard, or Thorn the Hans Solo-esque rogue. Swoon!

If you haven't read Cinder or its sequel, Scarlett, yet you are totally missing out. Action-packed, romantic, and funny as all get out! This is one series that should be read by absolutely EVERYBODY!!! Read it! Now!  I'm just frustrated that I have to wait a whole year for book IV - Winter!!! Argh!


Profanity:  None
Violence:  Moderate
Sexuality:  Milde


  1. I am TOTALLY hooked on this series. I'm a crazy fairy tale fan in the first place, and the sense of originality coupled with sci-fi in the Lunar Chronicles has me riveted. I will die a slow death of sorrow until the next book comes out.

  2. Oh, this does sound lovely! I was just given Cinder for my Bday and have been looking forward to it, but just 'cause it was a shiny new book. I didn't know anything about it, really. Now, I'm charged up to read it, and looking forward to the rest the series! Woot! lol

    Thanks for the recommend, and happy MMGM!


    1. You'll love it, Suzanne! And you'll want to run right out and read the next two in the series!

  3. Another series I've yet to tackle, but will very soon. This sounds like a fun, exciting read. The cover is also fantastic. Thanks for your enthusiastic review. I'm ready to start reading.

  4. I think I'm the only one left on the planet that hasn't read this series. I'm also a retelling fanatic, so I'm sure I would love it. I'll definitely be checking this out, but starting with Cinder, of course. Thanks so much for featuring it!

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