Book Review: Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Posted February 5, 2014 by Melissa in Book Review | 12 Comments


Title:  Cress
Series: Lunar Chronicles #3
Author: Marissa Meyer
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling/Science Fiction
Length: 560 pages
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan
ISBN: 978-0312642976
Publication Date: February 4th 2014
Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, E-book, Audio
Add the book: Goodreads
Buy the book: Amazon | The Book Depository | BN


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.

My Thoughts

Cress, the third in Marissa Meyer‘s Lunar Chronicles, more than delivers. This installment starts off quickly and the pace maintains a rapid speed straight through until the end….  leaving the reader breathless and wanting more. Marissa Meyer’s writing style is concise and smooth…giving us just enough descriptives without bogging us down…and thus keeping the reader engaged and unwilling to put this one down.

Not only do we get to know Cinder, Kai, Wolf and Scarlet better but we are introduced to Crescent Moon and really get to know “Captain” Thorne in this book. Cress is simply an adorable character…very innocent, very naive and also incredibly brilliant.  To top it off she is a true romantic at heart:)  A great combination.  And then there is Thorne *sigh*.  I’ll admit that he grated on me a bit at first…but then little by little his true colors came out and I was quite captivated and charmed in spite of myself.

The plot moves much further along in Cress and we even get a little bit of a tease for The Lunar Chronicles Book 4 -Winter at the end.  I can’t wait to see how this tale plays out, can’t wait to get to know Winter and can’t wait to see more of Scarlet and Wolf (my personal favorites).  If you’ve enjoyed this series thus far, I guarantee that Cress delivers.  You won’t regret picking it up.


Was It Worth My Time?

4.5 Timepieces!


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12 responses to “Book Review: Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

    • Melissa

      That’s another series I’ve been debating starting! Too many series out there for us slow readers! lol

  1. Scarlet and Wolf are my favorites as well Melissa, and my heart just hurt for them in this one! I LOVED the little snippet we got with Winter too, I wasn’t sure what she would be like but what we got was not what I imagined at all. Such a fun and fascinating surprise:) Can it be time for her book already?
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