Review: Cress

July 2, 2014 Whitney Review 2 Comments

Review: CressCress by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 4, 2014
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Library

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.

Finally, I read Cress, and it was everything I had hoped it would be!  Not to cheap out in review format as it was one hell of a ride, but my internet service is a little slow thus I shall lighten my cursing at an inanimate object and top thirteen it instead.

  1. I loved the return of all the characters in the Lunar Chronicles and thought the beginning had a “Star Wars” vibe to it with Cress’ message being reminiscent of Princess Leia’s “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi you’re  my only hope.”
  2. Cress’ daddy issues were meh, predictable and corny but still worked well in the plot.
  3. Cress is the kind of girl who could do it in heels and better than Throne.
  4. Throne comes down from his high horse and becomes an actual person.  It is amazing what a little dependence will do to a person.
  5. Even though it is part of the original fairy tale I liked the nature of which Throne became blind and it allows Cress to come into her own.
  6. Cinder is as badass as ever and becomes smarter with each book/
  7. Kai is a lame duck who needs Dick Cheney to guide him.  I almost feel sorry for the Commonwealth and wonder what Cinder sees in him.
  8. I thought the development between Scarlet and Wolf was great and enjoyed seeing the growth of themselves independently and their romance blossoming.
  9. Levana, if possible, is even more of a tyrant and a character I love to hate.
  10. Sybil is blinded by power and is truthfully similar to a thaumaturge only better dressed.
  11. I liked Meyer’s take on human or Shell trafficking.  I thought it was original and added flare rather than just a kidnapping.
  12. We get a sneak peek at Winter (aka Snow White) my favorite fairy tale, and Disney Princess too.
  13. Cliffhanger ending:

“You said yourself that the people of Luna need a revolutionary.  She lifted her chin, holding his gaze.  So I’m going to start a revolution.”


2 responses to “Review: Cress

  1. I love when a book lives up to my expectations and it sounds like this one definitely did. I haven't tried this series yet but I've been interested in it and have been really glad to hear how consistent the series seems to be in terms of quality. I may wait until the next once comes out before I start though so I don't have to wait to find out what happens!

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