Cress by Marissa Meyer
Third book in the Lunar Chronicles series published by Macmillan Publishers on February 4, 2014.
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. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. (Goodreads)
As with Cinder and Scarlet I absolutely loved Cress. It amazes me how each time I read one of these books I easily fall back into the world, the story and fall in love with the characters. Marissa Meyer is a master at character development. In Cinder I fell in love with Cinder and Kaito, in Scarlet I fell in love with Scarlet and Wolf, and it came as no surprise that I fell in love with Cress and Thorne in this one. Cress follows the story of Crescent Moon as she finally escapes the satellite she has been held prisoner on and crash lands in Africa with Thorne. While she may seem naive I believe she is the youngest of our merry band of characters and being held in solitary confinement in space on a tiny satellite for years can make it seem that way. Crescent is smart though. She is tech savvy and totally smitten with Thorne. A large part of the story is spent crossing the desert with Thorne blinded and Crescent leading the way. There is plenty of action and the flight against Queen Levana continues.
I highly recommend not only this book, but the entire series. It’s great. We held a live show on #BookTube a couple weeks ago discussing our thoughts on the book and so much more. Feel free to check it out. It’s quite long, because we got off topic quite a bit, but it’s worth a listen if you’ve already read it (there are spoilers).
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