Review | Cress by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

cressCress is an extremely savvy techie that has been stuck in a satellite for years. When she’s not doing Queen Lavana’s evil bidding, she’s usually glued to Earth’s satellite feeds, gathering information or pining over the infamous human, Captain Carswell Thorne.

Now that Cress has reached out to Queen Lavana’s nemesis, Linh Cinder, she’s flirting with a dangerous line of being found out and having to face the consequences of defying the wretched and corrupt Queen of Luna.

In Cress, we get to visit Luna for the first time while also learning more about the deadly plague on Earth and its origins.

The Lunar Chronicles series is awesome. I really enjoyed this latest installment. Meyer introduces us to some interesting characters in Cress while also keeping readers interested in the ones we’ve read about in previous books.

Cress as a character is quite naïve. It took a few pages for me to warm up to this aspect of her, but she had me hooked before long.

I listened to the audio version of Cress. It was great. I can’t wait for book four, Winter. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a release date until November 2015. However, Fairest, a book about Queen Lavana releases in January 2015. I will be sad when this series is over, but I’m happy that Meyer is expanding it to include the book Fairest, and I look forward to what she comes up with in the future.

You can find reviews of Cinder (book one) here, and Scarlet (book two) here.

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Parent’s guide:

  • Sex: some light kissing
  • Violence: Queen Lavana tortures some people, the plague continues to kill people, some fighting scenes, a kidnapping scene
  • Language: some mild swearing

Cress Book Cover Cress
The Lunar Chronicles #3
Marissa Meyer
Young Adult - Science Fiction
Feiwel & Friends
February 4, 2014

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 hernetscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for QueenLevana, 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.
  • Thanks for linking to my blog. 🙂 I had an easier time relating to Cress than Scarlett. I guess we’re more alike. I can’t wait for Winter either! At least Fairest will tide us over. I wonder if Lavana was always so horrible.

  • Kami Furr

    I haven’t read this yet, but I want to so bad!! I loved Cinder and Scarlet. I’m glad Meyer is juggling all the characters so well. I was worried everything would get jumbled.

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