Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Published : Feb 2014
Version Read : Paperback
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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.
I really loved the first two books in this series. They were unique and so fun to read. I can’t say the same for this one. It took a really long time to get into it and I had trouble caring about the end. I’m the kind of person who has to finish a series that I’ve started, so I’ll read Winter, but it’s not on my top TBR right now.
Now I do have to say that I really like Cress. I wasn’t expecting to, since she is my least favorite fairy-tale character, but I really enjoyed reading her storyline. I almost prefer her over Cinder, almost.
The main problem I had with this book as all of the different view points. After a while they all muddled together and confusing. When I read from someone’s view point I like to stay there for a little while before switching to another one. Just as I was getting used to the voice of a character the next chapter would change to another character and I’d have to settle into them, only to have it switch again. It made it more difficult because they were all separated for most of the book.
While I like that we can see all the different sides of the story I’m afraid that in the next book adding even more characters it will be too much for me. We’ll have to wait and see on that one. I’d still recommend this book to anyone who likes the series so far or is interested in fairy-tale retelling.