Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
Series: The Lunar Chronicles book #3
Genre: YA books
Stars: 4/5 stars
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.
***THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS***
I loved every minute of Cress and I love how it just ties in with the first two books. Click here to read my review for Cinder and click here to read my review on Scarlet.
You would think that adding another main fairy tale character would, in a way, push the story line to go off track. But nope, the author does it justice by giving the right amount of time to each character.
The new character that we are introduced to is Cress. She reminds me so much of Rapunzel from the Disney film Tangled. In fact her relationship with Captain Thorne reminds me of the relationship between Rapunzel and Eugene! I think she such an adorable character and I loved it how the author made her very different from Cinder (who’s practical) and Scarlet (who’s strong). Such big fairy tale characters with very different personalities from each other.
Of course, we must not forget about Iko. She’s one of the most hilarious characters in the book....well her and Captain Thorne. Actually within this book we get to see a softer side to the Captain which made it all the more sweet reading about him and Cress.
I absolutely loved the relationships between each couple. They’re all just so different and unique from each other. Of course, my best relationship is the one between Cinder and Kai. Arghhh I just love the tension and desire between each other. Scarlet and Wolf’s relationship is one of hot, unthinkable passion and the relationship between Cress and Captain Thorne’s is one of friendship that would no doubt slowly turn into something else. They’re taking the slow route (and there’s nothing wrong with that). I wonder what he’s going to think when his eyesight comes back.
The reason why I love this whole series is because the author portrays each fairy tale character (who is normally a damsel in distress) very strong. I love all these kick ass princesses/fairytales!
The main plot of this story is to stop the wedding between Queen Levana and King Kai and of course it’s like mission impossible. Each character has their own task to do and if anything disrupts that then the whole mission crumbles. It’s like an action movie and I LOVED it when all the characters came together to try and pull this through.
I also LOVED the last part when Kai found out who Cinder really was!!!!
However, as with the other two books, there is a death in this one too. Even though I saw it coming, I really didn’t want it to happen. Nevertheless a little bit of tragedy does a book better......well most of the time.
All in all, this book was and the whole series so far have been awesome! I cannot wait to read about Winter (Snow White). Her character in this book has got me to liking her already! I wonder how she’s going to react when he finds out that Cinder is alive.