Mon, January 20, 2014

Cress by Marissa Meyer Review

Cress book cover

Cress book cover

Cress
By Marissa Meyer
Publication date: Feb. 4, 2014
Feiwel & Friends, 560 pages
Source: Publisher

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!

If you guys haven’t started this series (starts with Cinder, then goes on to Scarlet), you really need to. I think it’s a must-read in YA at the moment.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: fairy tale, marissa meyer, romance, science fiction
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  1. Tori @ YA Book Queens said:

    I love how your reviews are short and to the point! They’re fun to read, and they give me small insight on the book. (:

    This alongside Ignite Me is probably my most anticipated 2014 book. Seriously. I read Cinder and Scarlet last year and loved them so much. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book when ti releases! You’re so lucky that you got an ARC xD

    T

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    Anna Reply:

    HAHAHA thanks, Tori! I think it’s because I used to be a reporter and back in journalism school they used to cram it into our heads to keep things tight! 🙂

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  2. Allie @ Little Birdie Books said:

    This series is so beyond awesome! I’ve only read Cinder so far but I have Scarlet and Cress scheduled for Feb / March 😀 I cannot wait!!

    I just love how Marissa has created such a unique story / stories from retellings

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    Anna Reply:

    Eeek so excited for you to read the other two, ’cause they just get better & better

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  3. Beth said:

    I love this series! Sooo excited to read this one!

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    Anna Reply:

    Yay! Enjoy!

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  4. Missie said:

    I cannot wait!

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    Anna Reply:

    Just two more weeks — can’t wait to hear what you guys think of it!

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  5. Tina said:

    I’ve been wanting to read this series for a while now! Just never pick it up! Glad to see you loved it 🙂 Now I really want to get myself these books!!

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    Anna Reply:

    Oooh, pretty please read it. It might sound like it’s not for you (cyborgs, etc.) but it’s soooo universally likable and good!

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  6. Elizabeth @ My Bookish Ramblings said:

    I’ve only read Cinder thus far but I’m super excited to read Scarlet and then Cress- I’ve even gotten my mom hooked on the series!

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    Anna Reply:

    Yay for reading moms!

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  7. D. @ The Nerdy Journalist said:

    Okay… why haven’t I read this series yet? I added Cinder to my to-read list, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

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    Anna Reply:

    Get on it!

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  8. Kelly said:

    I’m so pumped that I just read Scarlet, so the wait for this won’t be too bad. But 2015 for Winter?! I’ll never make it that long!!

    I love that you said that things from the first two books start to come together to form a bigger picture; that’s how I kind of felt in Scarlet, so it’s nice to know it gets even better!

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    Anna Reply:

    That is SOOOO smart of you. But warning: Now that wait for Winter will be KILLER!

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  9. Hannah said:

    Oh my goodness! I don’t think I’m going to be able to get away with not reading this one as soon as it hits the shelves… I was late to the bandwagon with Cinder but there’s no excuse this time!

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    Anna Reply:

    None! Hope you love it, too!

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  10. Sash from Sash and Em said:

    Yes to twinsies! I love this series so much. (And I want hair like that again!) Who’s the dreamiest guy? Maybe Charming 🙂

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    Anna Reply:

    HAHA yes we shall see!

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  11. JB said:

    Cress was so deliciously wonderful! We got an ARC and it is by far my favorite in the series. But now 2015 feels so far away, and I’m alrady dying for Winter!

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    Anna Reply:

    Me too — how are we gonna make it through the long wait?!?!

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  12. Catherine said:

    I totally agree with you – I loved the way all the pieces laid out in Cinder and Scarlet started to come together in Cress…it makes me so excited for Winter!

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    Anna Reply:

    So excited — but such a long wait is killer! I definitely can see why some people wait until all the books in a series are out.

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