Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Published by Macmillan on February 4th 2014
Genres: retellings, romance, science fiction, young adult
In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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 prevent her army from invading Earth.Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped 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 being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
I gave this book another high rating–something I’ve found myself doing a lot lately. But I keep picking up great books! Haha.
I actually don’t want to go into a lot of details when it comes to Cress since it’s the third installment and it could give out potential spoilers. I can say that it’s been the best of the series so far, and in this installment there are lot of unanswered questions answered for the reader. My biggest problem with this book was Cress, the character, in general. I may be the black sheep but I just wasn’t a big fan of her and most of the time wanted to skip over her parts. Maybe it’s because she was so much like the typical damsel, even calling herself that at one point, and it was hard to get her. She wanted to be saved. She fell in “love” with another character before they even met because she’d been spying into files and such and expected to be saved. I got her toward the end a bit better and rejoiced when she gained more courage to take care of herself at times, but she just wasn’t my type of female lead that I often like. Haha.
That being said, the romance in parts was still fantastic and I wanted so much more. The ending blew my breath away too! I absolutely can’t wait until the next book, especially after meeting Winter toward the end and wanting to know her story right away. Queen Levana is a character I’ve despised from the start, not as in a badly written character, but someone that is written with every intention of being the hated one and it works so well. I really look forward to reading her story also.
I am so so glad I picked up this series and finally gave it the chance I should have before. Now I’m completely Cinder obsessed and can’t wait for more with these cast of characters!