Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer


Cress by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Date Published: 4 February 2014
ISBN/ASIN: 0312642970
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In the third installment of the Lunar chronicles, Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana’s evil plan, has a slight problem. She’s been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress a great hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress involving Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes as a high price. Meanwhile, 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.

My Review:

I actually hate myself for rooting for a certain ship (Scarlet and Wolf) before reading this book. I have a new favorite guys– and it’s Cress and Thorne.

The third book of the Lunar Chronicles series revolves around the story of Cress. You know, the one who warned Cinder while she was fixing Iko? Yeah, that scene. It made her go to the ball and subdue Levana. Well, that could’ve not happened without Cress.

Cress is a hacker who spends way too much in front of her computer, well, because she is imprisoned. She don’t have any friends (except for her computer, of course) and she has this teeny bit crush on tHE AMAZING CAPTAIN THORNE.

Cress and Thorne is actually my new favorite. (Sorry Scarlet and Wolf, I still love you though!) Their was this scene when they were alone in the dessert and everything about their travel made my knees go weak– in a good way. They were not in love at the beginning, you can actually feel, though their journey, that they fell in love with each other which made them my favorite. You can see the falling in love process. It’s not just *snap* you’re in love! You can actually see them caring for each other and knowing each other.

I love Cress. She’s anxious whenever she’s with the crew but she tries to fit in and she feels happy! The fighting scenes are awesome too! Better than the last two books (I’m not saying that the books before were not good- it was awesome but Cress is way more awesome!).

The only thing I did not like about this book was that Scarlet had minimal exposure. Well, you cannot actually fit 6+ characters in one book and expect everyone to have equal exposure time. But Ms. Meyer made sure that each character weren’t overshadowed. I love that aspect of the book. There was balance.

Overall, the Lunar Chronicles series just keeps getting better and better than I expected. There are a lot of breathtaking scenes that just keeps you at the edge of your seats. Definitely go and read this book!

I am giving this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars!

How about you guys? Who’s you favorite pairing in the Lunar Chronicles series? Comment below and we’ll talk about it!

About the Author

Marissa Meyer

I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I’m big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I’m represented by Jill Grinberg.

CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.





  1. sublimereads says:

    The thing with this series is that every time you start to feel comfortable with a ship, a new one is introduced in the next book and you’re stuck being like, HOW DO I JUGGLE ALL THESE SHIPS??? THEY’RE ALL GOING TO DROWN WITH ME HANDLING THEM!!!

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