Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress by Marissa MeyerCress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 4th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Pages: 550

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.


You guys are probably tired of reading Cress reviews by now. I’ll try to keep it short.

1. Cress & Thorne

You guys make me so happy. Cress is so adorable and I love watching her become such a strong person. And Thorneeeeeeeee. The man sure knows how to be charming, damn it. I love the little aspects of Rapunzel Marissa Meyer uses. I was expecting Thorn to charm Cress, but I think it was so cute that she has a huge crush on him.

2. Scarlet & Wolf

You guys break my heart. #ForRealz.

3. Cinder & Kai!

Hallelujah! We are finally getting somewhere with this relationship! Cinder is still totally badass. The ending had me grinning like a fool.

4. The ACTION!

Still awesome. Definitely a lot of story lines going on. Can be a bit frustrating, just because I start getting really into one, but than, we switch the next. Though Marissa Meyer does a really good of keeping it all contained and amazing.

5. Next book

Still on the fence about Jacin. But dear gods, Winter (the person…and the book, too) sounds absolutely amazing! So intriguing. Why must we wait until next year ):

Fin: So yeah, overall, this book was pretty entertaining. It had great relationships, adorable moments, heartbreaking moments, intense moments,  and swooning moments. Definitely never a dull moment. Another awesome collection for the Lunar Chronicles.


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Author: Cyn

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18 Replies to “Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer”

  1. I FEEL LIKE IV’E BEEN WAITING FOREVER FOR THAT CINDER / KAI MOMENT. Actually, I think it has been forever.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Cress is my favourite in the series so far. I can’t wait to see how it all ends!

    1. I KNOW RIGHTTT! It made me soooo happy!
      (also, the Cress/Thorne moment…it was so perfect. I almost forgot about the promise!)

      Hmm, I’m still debating between Cress or Scarlet, but yes, so excited for Winter!! It’s going to be amazing!

  2. I plan to devour this tomorrow!!

    1. YES, it’s definitely a one sit read!! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

  3. I just read Cinder and loved it. I am going to Scarlet this week, while I impatiently wait for my hold on Cress at the library!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you finally got to read Cinder!! Scarlet is & Cress were so fantastic~ You’re lucky you only have to wait for Winter 😉 Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the other books too!

  4. 5 stars?? Yay! I’m still waiting for my turn to come up at the library. 🙂

    1. Yes!
      I hope you get it soon!

  5. Five stars, Yay! I must read this series, Cyn. So glad it was such a good read for you, and I’m so curious about Winter…

    1. You definitely must! It’s amazing haha,
      And Winter is by far one of the most interesting characters I’ve been teased with haha.

  6. So glad you loved it!! I absolutely adore every book in this series so far. I cannot wait to read my copy!!!

    1. Thanks, it’s so easy love, so many great things! haha. I hope you get to read it soon!!

  7. Great review Cyn, oh I fangirled so hard over Cinder & Kai! THAT moment that we’ve all been waiting for. And how adorable was Thorne and Cress?

      Oh Thorne and Cress are sooo sweet, they give people cavities I swear.

  8. I’m SO interested about Winter. Sounds like a fascinating new character 😀 I’m a Cinder/Thorne shipper, but Cress/Thorne was definitely adorable. I just love Thorne, haha.

    1. Winter’s definitely intriguing! I can’t for more of her! I actually love the platonic friendship of Cinder & Thorne, they’re awesome. I agree, I just love Thorne, too!

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