Hello everybody, I’ve been on a bit of a blogging slump 😦 Which means that I’ve been reading so many books and now I’m drowning in their reviews. So hopefully I’ll be posting on everyday this week until I’m finally out of review debt. Today’s review is 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 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.
This book was so much better than all the other books. I’m serious, Marissa Meyer knows how to make her books better as they go along, I don’t know if maybe her writings skills developed as they went along or if she did it on purpose but she’s awesome.
The character development really got better, every character now had quirks and traits that we hadn’t seen in the other novels. People like Wolf got a new sense of belonging in the book like they were realistic. However in the book it took a little while for anything to happen so on some chapters (except the ones with Thorne in obviously) I tended to skim the pages. It was still a good book.
Some of my fave quotes:
“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”
“Captain,” she murmured.
“I think I’m in love with you.”
An eyebrow shot up. She counted six beats of his heart before, suddenly, he laughed.
“Don’t tell me it took you two whole days to realize that. I must be losing my touch.”
I give this book 4.75 stars. Thanks for reading.