Apr 23, 2014

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: 2.4.2014
Pages: 550
Genre: SciFi, Young Adult, Dystopian
Series: Lunar Chronicles #3
Source: ARC from publisher

Rating: 5 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):
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.

I was so excited when I heard Cress was coming out and just had to read it knowing it would be, as Hannah always says "amazeballs".  Then I started seeing all the hype on social media about #savecress and I was like who is that and why do they need saving? I get it now!

Again with the childhood stories made badass. I knew as soon as I started which this one would be. It would be hard not to. And this version is one I will be telling my kids. Well the entire series really.

Cress seems like the sweetest girl who is only trying to do right. Even if she knows it isn't but can do nothing about it as her life depends on it. Like every girl she day dreams about a different life and a handsome hero coming to rescue her. I could only imagine what it would be like to actually meet him one day. And be totally out of the social loop that you have no idea how to act. That was so historical my fiancée thought I was dying from laughing so hard. Even just trying to imagine that situation made me laugh harder. She seems so innocent and really understand all the hype on Facebook and twitter now.

There were a lot of little twists that had me gasping. And I just couldn't put it down. I have come to love the "crew" and know you would as well. I want to rave about this book so much more but I am afraid of spoiling it. If you read Cinder and Scarlet, then you know how amazing and captivating this will be.

Marissa is one amazing author and I can only imagine what went into this book. Sadly, Winter doesn't come out for a while. I will go crazy waiting!


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