Monday, July 17, 2017

Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

Author: Marissa Meyer
Started reading: July 8th 2017
Finished the book: July 16th 2017
Pages: 552
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, YA
Published: February 4th 2014
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.46
My score:
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 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 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.

My thoughts
This series is awesome! I loved Cinder, that's one of my favorites of all time. I've already read it two times! Scarlet wasn't really a favorite, but still a good book in this series. Cress totally tipped the scale towards awesome again! I liked it better than Scarlet, and that's why I give it 5 apples! I can't even think of any cons, now that I try to think about it...

  • Ending: The ending left me with goosebumps! I totally felt pumped to read the next book and I already added that one to my list! Hope to read it very soon. The ending of this book was one of the strongest parts. It's the main reason I gave the book 5 apples. I was like; "Hell yeah! BRING IT ON!"
  • Diversity in characters: With Cress added to the bunch, I feel like there is a nice diversity in characters. She's very shy and soft and is trying to keep the nerves away by pretending to be someone else. I think she is so sweet and kind and lovely, very different from Scarlet and Cinder!
  • Doesn't feel long: This book has 552 pages! It didn't feel long AT ALL. You can rush through the pages in a nice fast pacing and there is a lot going on, this keeps you reading! It's so weird how a book of 200 pages can feel long and how a book of 552 pages doesn't feel that long at all....
  • Fast pacing: I think this is the reason that the book doesn't feel that long. The pacing is great. You switch between different settings and different main characters and every time something new is happening. It keeps you turning the pages and wanting to know what is going to happen after. It's never dull or hard to get through. 
  • Keeping the fairytale alive: SO STRONG. The way Marissa Meyer can keep the fairy tales alive in every book is great. Everytime I start a Lunar Chronicles book, I'm curious how Meyer is going to remind me of this one fairy tale! I need to point this out, because, of course the main focus is on the fairy tales in every book, but this is a GIFT, a TALENT if you can tell a totally different story but still remind people of that one fairy tale...
I really can't tell you.. I have nothing to complain about!

I was reminding myself that I was reading Cress while also reading ACOWAR. I was totally blown away by ACOWAR and I'm still having a book-hangover, but this is actually a great compliment towards Marissa Meyer. I just finished my favorite book of all times, and I still loved Cress. I was so scared that I would get into a reading slump, but this book totally pulled me through. At the end of the book I was like: "YEAAAHH GIVE ME MORE BABY!!"
So ready for Winter.

Other opinions about this book
"As always, Meyer excels at interweaving new characters that extend beyond the archetypes of their fairy tale into the main story. Readers will eagerly await the final installment of this highly appealing and well-constructed series."
- School Library Journal

"Once again, Meyer offers up a science fiction fantasy page-turner that salutes women's intelligence and empowerment... Old and new romances, unfinished story lines, and the prognostication of wartime horrors all pave the way for Meyer's much anticipated next installment, Winter."
- Booklist

"This multilayered, action-packed page-turner is sure to please series fans."
- The Horn Book

Memorable quotes from this book
"Maybe there isn't such a thing as fate. Maybe it's just the opportunities we're given, and what we do with them. I'm beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don't just happen. We have to make them ourselves."

"Hello?" A girl again. "I know you can hear me. I'm sorry my friend is such a wing nut. You can just ignore him."
"That's usually what we do," said the other feminine voice."

What's your opinion on fairytale retellings? 
And did you read this series?!