*flails* *flails more* *can’t stop flailing*
Cress by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Lunar Chronicles Series Order
Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only 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 goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
Thoughts on Cress
Oh, this entire series makes me happy. I adore what Marissa Meyer has done with this world and its characters and… and… I looooooove it. I wouldn’t necessarily want to live in this world, but if I could read the series over and over again, I wouldn’t complain.
Though Cress tops out at over 500 pages, each page is necessary. Like Scarlet and Cinder before it, I didn’t want the story to end when I hit the last page. As each book adds more characters to its cast, the story gets bigger and greater and amazing.
Also, I laughed. A lot.
I reread Scarlet before diving into Cress, and I’m glad I did. I remembered the most important events, but Thorne. Seriously. Thorne. And we finally meet Cress in this story and holy wow was she perfect for Thorne. It worked. They made me laugh and possibly snort. Their story isn’t the main focus of the book, but it was cute and sweet and more perfect than I figured it would be.
Things happen in this book. Big things. We learn secrets. I may have screeched out loud at some of them. And more big things are coming! I also actually enjoyed how each previous couple’s relationship has developed and, in some cases, gotten more complicated in these books.
Swoony kisses, y’all. (Despite that, the romance is always quiet and understated, but that’s also why it’s so powerful. And possibly why I get so worked up about the characters.)
The Lunar Chronicles is one of those rare series that gets better as it goes. I’m in awe of how everything fits together and makes sense. I adore this world, the characters, and this series. Book 4 can’t come soon enough.