TITLE: Cress  (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

AUTHOR: Marissa Meyer

GENRE:  YA | Science Fiction | Fantasy


SETTING(S) :  Earth & Space

MAIN CHARACTERS:  Cress (Crescent Moon), Jacin Clay (Luna Guard), Scarlet Benoit, Wolf, Captain Carswell Thorne, Linh Cinder, Prince Kaito, Iko, Dr. Erland and Queen Levana of the Lunars

BOOK SUMMARY:  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. Via: Good Reads


MY SUMMARY: Cress has been imprisoned by Mistress Sybil into a satellite to continue programing spy ware for the Lunas.  She has always dreamed of being rescued by a handsome prince.  She fears that Cinder did not get her message about Queen Levana wanting to kill Prince Kaito until she gets a surprise contact with Cinder.  A plan gets in motion where she is going to be rescued but to what cost?

MY REVIEW:  Again this was another enjoyable read.  I love how the author used some of the original plot of Rapunzel in her book.  Example is placing Cinder and Thorne in the desert and causing Thorne to loose his eye site.

I was disappointed that the group seams to never be able to stay together and that there are so many obstacles for them to face.  But if the series did not have these obstacles; the author would not have written four books.

I am interested in reading Fairest to see the story behind Queen Levana.  Because you do not know why she wants earth so bad and what caused her to become evil.  She seems to be not as evil as she act because she could of killed her step daughter Winter.  Winter could of  rule or try to take the throne as easily as Cinder could.  So what caused her to want to kill Cinder vs. not wanting to kill Princess Winter.

At the end I hope everything comes together and that everyone gets their happy ever after like Cress is hoping and dreaming for.  It does not bother me that Cress is a Romantic or has no idea of the world.  I think the plot needed an innocent. The innocent might be viewed as a weakest link.  But she provided the group a humanity aspect of the world.  What or who they are fighting for….