Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer


Young Adult > Fantasy

(Lunar Chonicles #3)

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.

Book 1: Cinder review     Book 2: Scarlet review


Marissa Meyer, you know how to make me feel good :)) Such good vibes! Well, almost. (Scarlet and Wolf!)

How can Marissa Meyer‘s series gets better and better after every installment, I have no freakin’ idea. But I am thankful. If not for Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, I maybe forever stuck in the Disney versions of such beloved fairy tales. 😀

Cress and Thorne are too cute for words! She openly admits that she’s a damsel in distress, but the Prince Charming idea (in the form of Thorne) is not agreeing with her fantasies. Oh, the mishaps they have! Thoroughly entertaining.

Thorne was hilarious. Indeed, he is not the prince to the rescue that I had in mind. He was so much more, his character was oozing with fun 🙂 He has his moments, too. He was sweet to Iko, and I really, really liked that about Thorne. He’s a riot, I tell you. Very enjoyable to read!

Slim appearances of Cinder and Kai in Scarlet? It was worth it! So, so worth it here in Cress. *happy sigh* They have this romantic feel of a fairy tale without being… patronizing, and unreal. You know? The swoon is cute enough to generate a happy, happy feeling.

Whatever happened to Scarlet and Wolf will hopefully be only a trial. I love these two, so I want a happy ending for them! Please, Marissa Meyer?

Cress set me up pretty nicely in anticipating Winter. Funny, cute, and action-packed, it is a book that I will glad pull an all-nighter for.


Cress by Marissa Meyer

Ebook, 551 pages

Published February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends

4/5 stars

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