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 her
netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent
hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and
she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome
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.
Thoughts: I'm finally getting back to this series! Hooray! Not really sure why I put it off so long. I loved the first two and I've had them all sitting on my nightstand for forever (yes, actual nightstand. They watched me accusingly every time I read another book in bed). But anyways, I've finally done it. I read Cress. And it was great!
Another fast paced plot that had me reeling with every turn and mad dash to the next twist. Big reveals and shocking events take place so that you never really know what to expect!
The cast is still me favorite part of this series. Well rounded and developed with great dynamics to each other, each character is unique and wonderful. Even Levana is great in simply being a perfect villain!
The writing is so good! The sci-fi talk is always there in plenty but it never gets confusing, everything you need to know is explained easily without the need for an info dump. And everything from the action to the slower moments was well crafted and entertaining!
Content: A bit of language (D*** and H***) and lots of violence. A man walks in on a woman showering but he's blind. An unmarried pair pretend to be married and are forced to share a bedroom but they never even sleep in it. Cress has a vivid and romantic imagination which occasionally leads to uncomfortable daydreams of a borderline inappropriateness. A girl is sold as a slave. Kissing. These are all, for the most part, minuscule scenes in the overall story and I would say the book itself is mostly a clean and fun read!