Cress by Marissa Meyer is the third novel in her Lunar Chronicles, a series that has a legion of devoted fans who adore Marissa’s unique futuristic characters spun from classic fairytales. In this book, instead of being trapped in a tower struggling with her hair, Rapunzel Cress is a tech savvy woman stuck in an orbiting satellite who gets pulled into Cinder’s life by the evil Queen.
The series is getting complicated with many storylines all progressing at a fast pace, plus the addition of new characters and couples. Marissa is an excellent writer who knows how to build imaginary worlds and lasting characters. Fans of the series will be thrilled to get updates on Cinder and Scarlet’s adventures. But as much as I love this series and I can’t wait for the fourth installment (called Winter, introducing her version of Snow White), I long for the days of Cinder, when all I had to do was focus on one couple and their quest to find a Happily Ever After.
In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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 prevent her army from invading Earth.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped 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 being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.