WARNING: This review contains spoilers for the first two books of this series.
( The Lunar Chronicles #3 )
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: 4. February 2014
Edition: Feiwel & Friends
Kindle Edition, 560 pages
Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction | Fairy Tale
In this third book in Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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 prevent her army from invading Earth.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped 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 being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
◄ 5 out of 5 stars ►
Before the actual review I would like to mention that I have reviews for the previous two books in The Lunar Chronicles series. So, if you are interested in my thoughts on them feel free to check them out!
Cess was an amazing book and definitely my favourite in The Lunar Chronicles series so far. In Cinder I loved the characters, but found the story a bit lacking. In Scarlet I had the opposite feelings, I loved the story but it took me a while to fall in love with the characters. With Cress I had no such problems, I adored all the characters in this book and the story was amazing!
Cress was an amazing character and I loved reading from her point of view. It was really interesting seeing her reaction to everything that happened in this book, especially since she was isolated for most of her life. I also loved her growth throughout the book. She is probably my favourite from the female protagonists
(though it’s a hard decision). Her interactions with Throne were amazing and so fun to read about!
Speaking of the characters, in this book we had all of them interacting with each other and I loved it. I just like all of the characters that Marissa Meyer has created in this series, so seeing them together was wonderful. Cress, Thorne, Scarlet, Wolf, Cinder, Kai and Iko are all amazing characters and having them all in one book led to an amazing adventure.
The plot of this book was greatly done! I was at the edge of my seat the whole time, I just needed to know what was going to happen next to the characters. I was also really worried and nervous about their fate. This book was definitely filled with action and suspense and I adored every moment of it. I also loved the fact that we learned more about the world of this series and the backstory to many different things
(which I can’t mention because of spoilers).
Overall I thought that this book was fantastic, as you can already see by my review. I can’t wait to get my hands on Winter to see how the story will continue.
(Hopefully that will happen soon!) Also, I obviously recommend this series to everyone!