Cress by Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Retelling
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: 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 NetScreen 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.
After the events on Scarlet we finally get to meet, little adorable Cress. I really enjoyed the way the story is taken. Now that the squad split up there;s more perspectives and storylines, which makes it a more active and dynamic book.
To be honest, at first i was worried that so many storylines going on could make side stories dull and boring, but there wasn’t really a chapter i didn’t enjoy.
We are still in journeys and all, but this time it actually had many times it surprised me, except for the obvious moment with the doctor.
My main problem with this book is the hype it has.
Before i started it, i was all like OMG this is the one book everyone loves the most, this is going to be super epic. Like, if i enjoyed Scarlet that much and everyone says this is the best. Sadly, because of the tremendous hype it was given, for me it didn’t live to it.
Saying what i just said, i’m not trying to say the book is bad, not at all. It just… i was expecting so much because of all the people. Maybe i was missing something like the book was missing *spoilers*. I won’t say it but you know, i felt something was missing on it. And i wasn’t the only one feeling it.
As always the writing is very fluid and not complicated at all. I enjoy very much the way the author writes. It really can speak to you, because of the language.
I enjoyed the new/old characters in this book, some of them i wasn’t expecting to meet yet and that was pretty cool. Now it has me waiting and wanting to read the next and last book of the series (or the main books anyway).
Overall, the book is very enjoyable, and i love the fact that with each book it gets more action going on. Also, there’s always something that keeps you wanting more and more when you finish these books. I don’t know if i’m ready for the last one, but i want to read it so badly.