Friday, January 24, 2014

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress 
Author: Marissa Meyer
Source: ARC from the publisher
Series: Yes
Rating: 4.5/5

Goodreads Summary:
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. 

Cress is the third installment to the Lunar Chronicles series. It was the best book in this series so far. Cinder was such an amazing book and I was convinced after finishing Scarlet that nothing could top it until I read Cress. I love that the characters from the previous novels are back, the story never feels like it stopped

We are introduced to both Cress and princess Winter in this novel. Cress is the main new character, who has been following Cinder through news in her satellite. Cress has been stuck in her satellite since childhood with only her netscreens for company. She has become quite the successful hacker who is told by Queen Levena to use her skills to track Cinder down. The group decides to make a daring rescue that ends up going horribly wrong when the group gets split up. Cinder is still struggling with trying to stop Levena while trying to bring their group together. While Cinder is in Africa, unknown to her Cress is lost in the dessert and is trying to find her way back to civilization while also trying to stay under the raid air. Emperor Kai is in New Beijing trying to stop a war by giving Queen Levena what she wants, while also trying to keep the people in New Beijing happy. His advisers seems to have mixed feelings about the approach he is taking and other nations are not overly supportive of his marriage to Levena.  I never felt lost with all of the different story lines, I loved how everything happened at once without being completely confusing. I also liked that we finally get a brief glimpse of Winter. She is briefly mentioned previously in the story but not a whole lot is known about her. I am intrigued by the glimpses of her we get.

The book was action packed and each chapter gave a different view of what was happening at the same time from different perspectives. There are so many things I absolutely loved about this book. I cannot wait until Winter comes out. I need to know what is going to happen next, the ending left so many questions.

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