Cress (The Lunar Chronicles Book 3)

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles Book 3) 5

by Marissa Meyer

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/02/2014

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Cress is the third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, following Cinder and Scarlet. Incarcerated in a satellite, an expert hacker and out to save the world - Cress isn't your usual damsel in distress. Cress grew-up as a prisoner. With only net screens for company she's forced to do the bidding of the evil Queen Levana. Now that means tracking down Cinder and her handsome accomplice Emperor Kai. But little does Levana know that those she seeks, and the man she loves, are plotting her downfall...As paths cross and the price of freedom rises, happily ever after has never seemed further away for Cress, Scarlet and Cinder. This is not the fairy tale you remember. But it's one you won't forget. "Fairy tales are becoming all the rage, with the TV shows Once Upon a Time and Grimm spinning them through a modern filter...Meyer's debut novel Cinder, though, combines a classic folk tale with hints of The Terminator and Star Wars". (USA [praise for Cinder] About the author: Marissa Meyer's first two books in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Scarlet, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Marissa lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their three cats. Also Available: Cinder Scarlet Cress And don't miss: Winter.

Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
The Lunar Chronicles
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
3rd Edition
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Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three demanding cats.

She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child.

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  • I love this series

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    It's clear this is YA series but it is a great story. Once I began, I did not want to put them down. I was reading every chance I could find.

    If you want a good story that is not full of sex and gore, but still full of adventure and romantic entanglements, unrequited love and thrilling heroics, and simply, a good fun read, this series is it.

    Personally I also love all the obvious and sneaky allusions to fairy stories and I love how they've been pulled out of their fantasy settings and molded into this scifi series set in earth's future and the relatable history that bought them to this future.

    I own the digital books but bought the physical books because my shelves needed to display them.

  • Just gets better and better.

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    The third in the Lunar Chronicles series, Cress. You're propelled straight back into the adventure, the group are on a mission to save Cress from her satellite and return to earth. Meyer introduces the new characters brilliantly and builds on already much loved ones from the previous books. This series just keeps getting better - can't wait to for the release of the final, Winter.

  • Cress

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    Cinder, Scarlet, Thorne and Wolf are on the run from the Commonwealth and the Lunars alike, but the crew of the stolen Rampion are soon to be joined by the strange young girl who has been helping them along the way from her hidden satellite stronghold and prison Cress. Can the group come together and work out a way to stop the royal wedding before its too late and the Lunar occupation of the Earth begins?

    I am an enormous fan of this series, although I was slightly less enthusiastic about the second book, Scarlet, than I was with Cinder. Thankfully, Cress takes everything I loved about the first book and runs with it, making this book a joy to read. The pace was just right, with the action flipping between each group of characters between chapters. It makes for compulsive reading and just continues to build up towards the epic conclusion that is sure to come in the fourth book, Winter.

    The characters and their interactions are really very done in this book. Almost everyone has development of one sort or another, and the witty exchanges between Captain Thorne and pretty much everyone had me grinning through the whole story. Its great to see Cinder starting to come to terms with where this whole adventure is leading her. I really have no idea what to expect in Winter, except that the character of the other Lunar princess seems very interesting and slightly disturbing.

    The one thing I will say that may turn some off this series (but which I kind of loved) is the fact that a new couple groups up in each book. The romantic aspects of each have been delightful, but they are all super-sweet romances and could do with a bit more I dunno. Real-life couples arent nearly all so romantic!

    For yet another fairytale retelling, this one passes a lot closer to the Rapunzel original than the previous two books, with Cress being trapped in her satellite, rescued by the Prince, the blindness all touches that I loved. At the same time, Marissa Meyer manages to weave together more of Cinder and Scarlets stories to create an incredibly convoluted but comprehensible story of political intrigue, war and sacrifice.

    If you loved Cinder and Scarlet, make sure you get your hands on Cress as soon as you can you wont be disappointed. Bring on Winter!

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