Cress by Marissa Meyer


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 higher 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. 


“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them…” 

This series continues to show me why I love both sci-fi and fantasy so darn much. We get the best of both worlds with these books- both the fairy tale aspects and the sci-fi setting. 

Cress is probably my favorite of these four books, mostly because we actually finally get to know CAPTAIN Carswell Thorne. 

We have the chance to get to know Cress as the precious, innocent person she is. We get to see her grow so much as a character, and it’s beautiful. From the shy girl, she was, to this amazingly well- rounded and confident young woman, despite her ordeals.

We finally get some resolution with some other characters as well as a couple huge moments that will leave you in tears. 

I cannot express my love for this series enough and cannot recommend it highly enough, it’s hands down one of the series that I’ve ever had the pleasure of coming across, and Meyer will forever be a favorite author for me because of it. 

The characters behind this series are what really makes you want to keep reading. They’re re-imagined versions of some of your all-time favorite childhood characters. What’s better than a Cyborg Cinderella, a super kick-butt Red Riding Hood, an adorably awkward but major kick-butt hacker Rapunzel, and an amazing group of leading men? Not much, I’ll tell you that.

If you would like to purchase this book you can do so by using the link below to purchase it from The Book Depository!


Pages: 582

Format: Paperback

Rating: 5/5!

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