Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cress



Even in the future, there are damsels in distress....

Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana's evil plan, has a slight problem. She's been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has 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 involving Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf 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. - excerpt from book

Cress by Marissa Meyer is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles. The story continues right we're left off in the second book. It's already quite exciting at the start and I love how a new character is introduced. The author does a good job in giving a new adventure for Cress while the others are busy with problems of their own. I absolutely love how we can get to know a new character and see her struggles. Other than that, the male interest of Cress is also given the spotlight in this book. He is such a funny guy and also someone who compliments Cress very well. I totally love their interactions with each other.

The author has built brilliant relationships for all the characters with each other. I'm so thrilled every time I read their conversations. Their chemistry with each other is just heart-warming and touching like they knew each a long time. I'm so impressed with all the characters because they all have such great growth in the story, especially Cinder and Thorne. They never cease to amaze me, that's why both of  them are my favourite characters. Another impressive character would be the side character Iko who has such funny lines and an important role in supporting the main ones. Oh I just love Iko so much.

As for the plot of the book, it's been such a ride from the start to the end. The twists and turns that appeared in the book was just perfect. I felt that I was watching an epic science fiction movie in my head while reading. It was so thrilling and exciting and everything happened at absolute perfect timing. Many a times I was trying to figure out which parts of the book resembled Rapunzel and what is new in the story. All the different point of views gave progress to the story and reveals the personality of the characters.

I had such a fun time reading the book, it was a fantastic page-turner. I love how the author intertwined the characters together in the book, even though they are slowly introduced into the plotline in the first and second book. This book sparked a lot of good feelings for me towards the characters, I feel that their uniqueness made up so much of the novels. I really love the characters and felt drawn to them, having crushes on the male characters and wanting the girls to be my BFFs. So what more can I say, you've got to read the series, it's just gets better and better, start it if you haven't. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?!. If you're a science fiction fan read this, it will not disappoint you. If you love fairy tale retelling this book will capture you. Lastly, if you've read the first two, you have to continue with this one. Please check out my first and second book review here and here if you haven't. Below are two quotes that really gave me the feels.

"The type of love that time and distance an even death couldn't separate" - page 29 line 23

"Maybe there isn't such a thing as fate. Maybe it's just the opportunities we're given, and what we do with them. I'm beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don't just happen. We have to make them ourselves." - page 512 line 23

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