CressCressCress (Lunar Chronicles book 3) by Marissa Meyer reviewed by @SheilaRCraig by Marissa Meyer

My feelings for Cinder and Scarlet has been blogged before, so while I was very very excited to read this third installment in the Lunar Chronicles series, I was also just a bit hesitant that it wouldn’t live up to my high expectations.

Happily, my fears were unfounded – I loved the book. My favorite characters from books 1 and 2 are here, plus we get to know Cress and others. The pacing is the same fast tempo as the earlier books, but it never feels overly frantic to me.

One of my favorite parts of this series is how Meyer takes familiar fairy tales, in this case Rapunzel, and reimagines them into this new world. The hints included for the fourth and final book make it that much more painful that it’s another year to wait for that one to be released.

As I’ve mentioned in the previous reviews for the series, if you’re not a fantasy fan I don’t think this will convert you. If you are a fantasy fan though, please give this series a try, but make sure you read it in order – you’ll spoil yourself for some events, and take a lot of the enjoyment out of the overall series.

And a heads-up if you’re interested in trying the series: I’m assuming it’s a special offer to try and get people hooked on the series, but book one, CinderCinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, is currently on sale for Kindle for only $2.99.

Publisher’s Description:
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.

Book Details

Title: CressCress (Lunar Chronicles book 3) by Marissa Meyer reviewed by @SheilaRCraig
Author: Marissa Meyer
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

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  1. I am anxiously awaiting getting Cress from the library! 🙂 I am so excited!!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. Argh. I CAN’T WAIT.

    • Does it help to know how often you’ve shared about books you’re reading that I’m impatiently waiting to get?


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