Book Review: Cress



Marissa Meyer

ReviewIcon1Rapunzel’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.

ReviewIcon2Oh, WHY do I continue to do this to myself?  Why do I start series when the final books have yet to be written?  Sigh.  That’s my only complaint about Cress – that I have to wait an entire year to finish the rest of the story.  As with Cinder and Scarlet, the first two books in the Lunar Chronicles, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Cress.  Cress’s fairy-tale alter ego is Rapunzel, as Cress has been locked away in a satellite for years, and her hair has grown long.  Once it got cut though, I must admit, all I could picture was cute little Disney-version Rapunzel from “Tangled.”

We once again meet the lovable characters from the first two books, while adding some additional ones.  There are some new kinks and new revelations.  The book has adventure, romance, suspense, and an evil queen… what more can you ask for?  Oh yes — MORE!  I was not ready for the story to end.  There is one more book left to finish the series.  I eagerly anticipate its arrival.  This is just great YA fiction.

ReviewIcon65 of 5 stars on Goodreads.


Would I recommend this book to my BFF?  Absolutely!

Would I recommend this book to my 13 year old daughter?  Yes!  Already have.  I keep telling her how much she would love this series.

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