Written by Marissa Meyer
Read by Rebecca Soler
Published by Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
Genres: Dystopian, Fairy Tale Retelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Los Angeles Public Library
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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.
Before starting my review, I would like to apologize to my readers for posting a blank post for this review a few weeks back. With my pending vacation (I am still on said vacay), I was unaware that I set this review to post when I haven’t even written it! So, please pardon my flightiness!
Warning: This review may contain spoilers
Since I read Scarlet, I have been super excited to read Cress because let’s face it, Thorn is a very interesting character! In fact, I was hoping that Thorn would be the hero in this book. I was not disappointed!
Before I fangirl over Thorn (I try not to fangirl when I review but sometimes, these things just slip!), I would like to say that I enjoy this series so much. Now, with Cress, another book based off on the fairy tale Rapunzel, I am in awe with Miss Meyer. Again, she has seamlessly blended three fairy tales (and a fourth to come) together to make one cohesive theme. I love how she wrote Cress (Rapunzel) and added sci-fi themes without thoroughly changing the whole Rapunzel fairy tale.
I love her ingenuity when she added the part where Thorn actually lost his sight! I was wondering how she could incorporate that bit into the book and I am glad how she did it.
The only thing I hated about this book was the main heroine, Cress. Granting that she was alone for a good part of her life, I thought she was a little bit annoying. There were times in the book, especially the time when she was stuck with Thorne that I wanted to shake her. She actually redeemed herself a little as the story went along but still, she was pretty annoying.
By the end of this book, we anticipate that there would be all out war in the next book. I am very excited with this development and I am hoping that the next book, Winter, will be as amazing as the previous ones!
Again, narrated by Rebecca Soler, this book was amazing! She really brought the book to another level and made the listening very enjoyable.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- End of the World Challenge
- TBR Pile Challenge