By Marissa Meyer
Publication date: Feb. 4, 2014
Feiwel & Friends, 560 pages
Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only 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 goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
— Goodreads.com description
Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicle’s series is one of my absolute favorites, and the third book, Cress, only helped lock in its spot on my favorites shelf. It’s really good, you guys.
There was so much tension and adventure in Cress that I felt like I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish.
Plus, it’s the first book where you feel like all your favorites finally come together and unite against the baddies. It’s all starting to fall into place – which makes you really appreciate all the setup Meyer did in the earlier books but you couldn’t quite grasp until now. It’s all beautifully done.
I loved Cress herself — I don’t think you can read this book and not picture her as a real-life version of Disney’s Rapunzel cartoon. She’s perfect.
And the book set things up soooo perfectly for Winter, the fourth and final book of the series, set to come out in 2015. Yes, 2015. SO FAR FROM NOW!