Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress“In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, 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 her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned 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 just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.”

Cress is the third novel in the Lunar Chronicles series and it has been the most intense novel out of the three so far. It starts out pretty fast faced and before you even hit page one hundred it feels as though the events that had happened could fill up an entire book by themselves. This novel was unpredictable. More often then not I prefer novels to be a bit tricky to predict but when they are as fast paced as this series is I kind of wish there were some hints as to what is about to happen. But at the same time I’m glad that they are so unforeseeable because it’s a great deal easier to read. Actually, it’s about impossible to put the book down. While the first two novels had incorporated the tales of Cinderella and Red Riding Hood into their stories, this novel include’s the tale of Rapunzel. The revelations within these five hundred fifty pages were mind-blowing and the events that transpired are truly inconceivable. Cinder’s Lunar power has greatly improved by now and just in time to help them escape their many dangerous escapades. The next novel, Winter, is the fourth and final novel in this series. Unfortunately it won’t be released until November of this year so for right now I will have to put aside my curiosity and find different books to occupy my time. People say that a few months isn’t that long but when it comes to books, months feel like years. By then small details will no longer be fresh in our minds and we may possibly, usually most likely, have to reread the series just so that we are refreshed on all of the happenings in the fictional characters lives. Hope ya’ll enjoy this novel (and series) as much as I did!!

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