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 high 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.
“All right, Miss Cryptic. What’s the new plan, then?”
Glancing around the room, Cinder tipped up her chin. “It starts with kidnapping the groom.”
Iko’s hand shot into the air.
“That is the best idea ever. Count me in.”
Cress | Marissa Meyer
Everyone was right.
Which is really such an odd statement to type. Mainly because often I find when others rant and rave about a series I find it’s overhyped.
This series though…just keeps on getting better and better!
In the third book of the Lunar Chronicles the puzzle pieces are falling very nicely into place. We are of course introduced to another main character, Cress. She has a knack for hacking and has spent seven years in solitude aboard a satellite assisting Lunar endeavours. Her tale is reminiscent of Rapunzel, and there are some very unique and interesting links between the old fable and this new rendition.
What I love about this series is the creativity. Meyer has taken fairytale characters and written them into a fascinating and richly diverse dystopian. Her characters and their back stories meld perfectly into each other, and you find yourself engrossed in each of their journeys.
Romantic interests are all the rage in this series and I am so glad that I finally read one based around Thorne. He is one of my favourite characters, besides IKO who just is plain awesome. I love her.
You get to experience this world on such a larger scale and you truly begin to feel the impact of the imminent war that is defending upon Earth and Lunar. Meyer’s writing keeps you engaged for the length of the novel, and you are most definitely left wanting more.
This world is engrossing and magical, it plays on what you already know and brings these things into a new and wonderful light.
Read this series.
It just keeps getting better.