Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Cress

I am ahead of schedule for The Lunar Chronicles read along hosted by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. I couldn't resist, and I started Cress at the end of September. It'll work out well though. Now I have time to re-read Fairest before Winter comes out on November 10th.


Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer.

As with Cinder in August and Scarlet in September, I listened to this book on Audible.

In case you haven't read this book yet...

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Thoughts:
When I first read these books, Cress was my favorite. It has the most characters and the most complex plot. I don't want to give anything away. But there is all kinds of craziness going on, and the characters get split up because of everything that's happening.

Meyer has created yet another unique retelling. This time it's Rapunzel. I enjoy the backstory on Lunar shells, the creative nature of Cress' imprisonment, and her chaotic and romantic rescue.

I love Cress' character. She's a dreamer. She's the damsel in distress many times in this book. But yet she's also this kick-ass computer hacker. I love her intense certainty of Thorne's heroic nature, her awe of everything on Earth, and her naive and sweet spirit. She and Thorne make a cute couple. Are they a couple?

The dynamics between all of the characters makes this book so enjoyable. Meyer weaves together the different story lines so well. The complex plotting to stop Queen Levana's wedding kept me on my toes while I was listening. There is so much going on at once. But I really liked how even Iko plays a vital role.

This book wasn't quite as enjoyable as the others the third time around, but I think it's still my favorite...for now. I'm sure Winter is going to be even more amazing. The introduction of Jacin and Winter in this book sets things up nicely for the conclusion.

I can't wait! Only one more month!

My Original Rating: 5 Stars
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