Series: Lunar Chronicles #3
Also in this series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1), Winter
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.
I’ll never stop loving this series!
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. -Amanda’s review
Yeah, exactly what Amanda said. As soon as I read this book, I wanted to read Winter. But I also wanted to go back and read Cinder. But I also wanted to go back and read Scarlet. It’s hard to pick a favourite at this point because every book just keeps adding more and more awesomeness to it.
Just the… development of every single character in this book is outstanding. There is not one character that hasn’t changed during the events on the book. Every single character from Cinder down to Scarlet’s grandmother, there is development. No matter how small the character seems.
As each book adds more characters to its cast, the story gets bigger and greater and amazing. -Amanda’s review
Amanda is dead on here. Cinder is just shy of 350 pages. Scarlet is over 400 pages. Cress is over 500 pages. And Winter is over 800 pages. Even the “novella”, Fairest is 300 pages! Every single page is detrimental to the story. There is not one sentence in any book that is not needed.
Marissa Meyer has fantastically written this series, each book getting bigger, and making it look like it’s the easiest thing in the world.
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. -Amanda’s review
Again, Amanda hits it perfectly. This whole series is one for the ages. You’ll be sorry if you don’t read it. I was mad at myself for waiting this long to read it. So go read it!