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In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, 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 her army.Their best hope lies with 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 hIn this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, 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 her army.Their best hope lies with 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 higher 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....

Title : Cress
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ISBN : 9780312642976
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Number of Pages : 552 Pages
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Cress Reviews

  • Emily May
    2019-06-09 06:00

    “Have you given any thought to your wedding vows?” Kai snorted. “Delete anything that has to do with love, respect, or joy, and I’ll sign on the dotted line.”3 1/2 stars. After I finally gave in and read Scarlet recently, people have been urging me to read Cress. I can see why - this book is so so much fun.Firstly, I have to say that Meyer has really worked on her pacing since the days of Cinder (which I personally found really boring). This book zips along from action scene, to discovery, to maybe romance and all of it is pretty well-balanced. It's not high literature, but it is pure enjoyment.In this book, we get to know Cress - a girl locked away by herself in a spaceship and based on the fairy tale character Rapunzel. While completely different from the level-headed Cinder or the fiery Scarlet, Cress is absolutely lovable. I usually tend to find myself liking stronger, more cynical characters, but Cress' naivete is both realistic and completely charming.In fact, this is the funniest book yet, with lots of humourous banter to balance out the plagues, near death experiences, and evil bitch queens. The author pokes fun at instalove and silly, romantic obsession, portraying Cress as a sheltered girl with unrealistic romantic expectations suddenly receiving a cold hard shock as she enters the real world and finds that eyes do not simply meet across crowded rooms.“You want to know another secret? The biggest secret? I’m scared, Kai. I’m so scared.”As well as the light entertainment, things are also getting serious. My sympathy for Kai and his unfortunate situation increases with every book, and I like Cinder more when she is not the sole focus of the story. And I'd just like to say that there is something really exciting about the psychotic villains of this series (hence why I had to pick up Fairest right away).But mostly, I think I am just in love with Captain Thorne. He's such an hilarious, unconventional love interest and I welcome every scene he is in. He kind of gives off a Gilderoy Lockhart vibe - good-looking, self-obsessed, lovable and so full of it. His comments in dire situations had me laughing out loud.That's all for now. I need to go read Fairest and Winter. It looks like all kinds of crazy has been set up for the next book.Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2019-06-20 05:05


  • Anne
    2019-06-18 07:58

    ***BEFORE READINGOH. MY. GOD I THINK I HAVE MADE A MIRACULOUS DISCOVERY!So, I was re-reading Cinder when I came upon the part where Dr. Erland is explaining why he hates the Queen so much and it's because his daughter-who is a shell- was supposedly murdered by the Queen. His daughters name is Crescent Moon. CRESCENT MOON. CRESCENT SHORT FOR CRESS BY ANY CHANCE !That was not my only discovery but, we all know that the 4th book called Winter will be about Snow White. Does anyone else remember in the beginning where Cinder was talking about all the rumors about the Queen and said "They said she forced her stepdaughter to mutilate her own face because, at the sweet age of thirteen, she had become more beautiful than the jealous queen could stand" MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL WHOSE THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL? . I may be wrong this is just a guess***AFTER READINGOh my ... This book was just am-.... Characters were absolutely incre- .... Plot was spot o-....Seriously I don't even know where to begin this review for this undeniable master piece of a novel. For one, it totally lived up to every single one of my expectations which was pretty surprising since I had such high expectations; there's nothing worse then hyping up a novel/movie/event so much that when you do read/watch/go to it , it's all a bit anti climatic because of all these impractical hopes you had. So when I did read Cress I was in absolute awe on how much I loved it. The characters were all so dearly loveable and each one of them had a clear distinct personality. Thus when reading all the different point of views you could clearly distinguish a unique voice making each chapter a refreshing breath of new air. As for the new characters Cress was a brilliant actress in the making and captured the dreamer inside of us all perfectly. I particularly adored how Meyer made (view spoiler)[ Cress totally idealize Thorne. Took away the fabricated fascination. Yet, she still had the ability to make Thorne perfectly imperfect.(hide spoiler)] I even loved to hate Levanna and I just cant wait for the next installment where we get to learn more of her back story. That being said can we all talk about that little sneak peek we got on (view spoiler)[Winters character. I totally can't wait to read more about her with her captivating"crazy" talk of walls bleeding and describing smiles as sunrises. Can it just be 2015 already?(hide spoiler)] I could literally write an essay on every single character on why their magnificent and why I love them but... that would make this review a bit dull and mundane so I'll leave the essay writing for English. The plot was fast paced with not a dull moment to be seen. It was filled with adventure: treks through the dessert, hopeless situations,(not so) damsels in distress, battles and small dashes of romance that spontaneously made me have a stupid, goofy grin.All in all Cress was a steller novel filled with twists and turns and the power to enchant readers reminding them of the oh so familiar fairytale: Rapunzel. Me reading all the swoon worthy romance bits*cough cough Cinder and Kai cough cough*Me reading everything else (Also addressing my prediction (view spoiler)[ YES! YES! YES! YES! I TOTALLY KNEW IT! *breaks out into a little happy dance* Also another cool bit of trivia I saw off tumblr is that you can even see the little Cresent in the 'C' of Cress. There's so much foreshadowing in this series. Ugh. I love it. I seriously love the Lunar Chronicles so much! And thanks again to everyone with their comments regarding the prediction and especially a shout out to the ones who called me a 'genius'. The real 'genius' is obviously Marissa Meyer herself and calling me one is far off from the truth however, it is one hell of an ego boost ;) So thanks again!(hide spoiler)]Side note: I've received a few messages concerning the prediction part of my review - due to it actually becoming true I should mark it as a spoiler. Many apologies in advance for unintentionally spoiling Cress. I seriously made that prediction a long, long, LONG time ago ... like before Scarlet even came out and never thought about it from the perspective of fresh eyes. So once again, sorry. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Angela
    2019-06-09 06:55

    FAVE.May or may not be because of Thorne.(It totally is.)

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2019-06-24 10:25

    4.5*Dannnnnnng that ending!!! I totally get why a lot of people say this is their favourite in the series, it's definitely mine!

  • Katerina
    2019-06-16 07:24

    “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”Once Upon a Time, there was an avid reader (let's call her Teri) who lived and breathed words. When she was sad, she bought a book to cheer her up. When she was happy or successful, she bought a book to celebrate. When she was worried, she bought a book to forget her problems. One cold winter's night, she found herself in a magical place known as the Bookstore. A place full of wonders and fairydust, a safe haven from a world so mundane and self-destructive. A place to be herself. She spent hours strolling in the corridors illuminated by the brilliance of Luna, and when she left she took a piece of Luna with her. She took Cress.“I promise, I will not let you die without being kissed.” After Cinderella and Red Riding Hood, it was Rapunzel's time to contribute to the interplanetary efforts to ger rid of Evil Queen Levana and her bloodthirsty minions whose only life purpose was world domination and extermination of mankind. And Cress' story reminded Teri so much of Disney's Tangled that she kept trying-and failed-to supress the urge to squeal (she will get angry if she finds out I told you this but she's watched Tangled more than five ten times). When Cress crossed paths with the crew of Rampion and everything went to Hell, Teri wasn't sure whose story she wanted to follow the most: Kai's decent attempts to make peace with his painful but noble decision, Cress and Thorne's adventures in the desert, Scarlet's struggles to survive, or Cinder and Wolf's journey and their unlikely alliance with Jacin? Each chapter had magnetic powers with a hint of compulsion, and Teri's heart was ready to explode from the emotions that kept piling up. Every feeling was a star and together they shaped a constellation so bright that Marissa Meyer could see it from her house and admire the effect of her work. If she also rubbed her hands in a villain fashion, that I cannot tell.“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.” Teri wasn't sure if she liked Cress. She was really naive, really childish and her fantasies were wilder than her hair. But Teri couldn't help but admit that Marissa Meyer's ability to paint so many different yet interesting characters was admirable. There were no similarities between Cinder, Scarlet and Cress besides the fact that their destinies were interwined, that the fate of Earth and Luna would be determined by their joint efforts and sacrifices. The diversity and complexity of the female characters, the smart humour, the sassiness, the suspense, the action and the unpredictable turns of the events made Cress such an addictive book. And the swoonworthy male leads. And the sweet, innocent and pure romance.Teri was in love with Thorne. His attempts to convince Cress that he was no hero or a good man but instead an opportunist thief that treated everything as a big joke failed when he showed compassion and kindness. He was lost, but he had a hero quality that no one can question. There was also Wolf. Shy and awkward and scary and savage Wolf that loved Scarlet so much that made Teri weak in the knees.And Kai who was torn between his hope that Cinder actually cared for him and his anger for everything that happened is one of the characters that hold your heart and you don't even realize it. And finally Jacin, who is cryptic and kind of an asshole but Teri is positive she'll fall for him in the next book. But even though Thorne is Teri's favorite male character, Scarlet her favorite female character, Scarlet/Wolf her favorite ship, the entire gang, their banters and their loyalty and friendship is after all the main reason the Lunar Chronicles is a series so special.P.S. Wanna bet who is Teri?✨ Cinder review✨ Scarlet review✨ Winter review✨ Stars Above review

  • Steph Sinclair
    2019-06-11 09:02

    This is my 100th book of 2013 and it was magnificent. NEED. WINTER. NOW. When I first jumped on the Lunar Chronicles bandwagon, I was late to the party. I tend to avoid any novel in the blogosphere that is garnering a ton of hype, due to past experiences where the hype completely killed my enjoyment. However, I dove into Cinder trepidatiously and came out completely in love, mostly thanks to the sweet nostalgia feelings from the cleverly added Sailor Moon references. And if that wasn’t clear before, I’m somewhat of a huge Sailor Moon fangirl. Like, it's a little scary. Perhaps you should run?Unfortunately, with Scarlet, I didn’t get the same warm fuzzies and I began to worry that this story was simply too big for Meyer to conquer. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy Scarlet, but the pacing and connection to the characters didn’t happen for me. It wouldn’t be the first time I read a series where the best book was the first book. So, again, I found myself wary for Cress, but those worries proved to be unnecessary. Ahem, allow me to eat my words.Cress is a complete improvement over Cinder and Scarlet. Where Cinder had its issues with predictability, Cress’s plot was noticeably tighter. While Scarlet had parts where the pacing felt off due to the dual point of views, Cress kicked it up a few notches with perfectly timed highs and lows. At no point did I find myself bored to tears, banging my head against the wall from frustration, throwing the book across the room, or simply suffering from major disappointment. It’s action-packed, well plotted, and exciting!I should probably take this time to mention that if you haven’t read Cinder and Scarlet, 1) it’s time to re-examine your life choices 2) the rest of the review may contain slight spoilers for the first two books. But you should know by now, that's just how I roll.The novel begins with the gang (Cinder, Thorne, Scarlet, Wolf, and Iko) on a mission to rescue Cress from her satellite. STUFF happens and things go horribly wrong, causing them to separate. What I loved about this was it gave the reader the perfect opportunity to get to know each individual character in a more intimate manner. Thorne and Cress end up stranded in the Sahara Desert, which is interesting because Cress has never stepped foot on Earth and being isolated for years didn’t exactly grant her the best social skills, and due to certain circumstances on the satellite, Throne is left blind. I didn't like this one bit. How could Meyer do this to my precious Throne?! MY PRECIOUSSS. MY PRECIOUSSS. He is sacred and must not be touched!! Still, it makes for an unlikely team and optimal time for character development and revelations. The only thing that I’m not too sure of is the romance brewing. Why does everyone in this series have to be paired up with someone? There is absolutely nothing wrong with self love. Even Oprah knows this.That's probably something you never wanted to see. Welcome to a Steph Sinclair review.Cinder on the other hand, struggles with decisions that she made on the satellite, ultimately leading to unfortunate outcomes for both Scarlet and Wolf. Can she really do this, lead people and start a rebellion? Should she simply give up and continue hiding from Levana? Is she slowly becoming the very woman whom she fears? She’s conflicted for most of the novel and tends to second guess herself a lot more once she realizes how severe the consequences of her actions can be. Basically, Cinder is no Mary Sue and carries mistakes and flaws just like any other character in this series.Scarlet is not as present in Cress, but her role looks like it’ll be more important in the final installment, Winter. I can’t really talk about what Scarlet endures in this novel because I’m tip toeing around a minefield of spoilers here, but I was very surprised to see how far Meyer was willing push her character’s limits. And if you’ve already read Cress, I think you know exactly what scene I’m referring to. Can we say, “SHIT JUST GOT REAL?” I’m resisting the urge to throw in a “Brace Yourself” meme.Oh, what the hell!Overall, I’m left both amazed and impressed with Cress. I can confidently say that this series just gets better and better and I’d consider this my favorite so far. With the sneak peek of the newest character, Winter (she's adorably certifiable), at the end, I’m eagerly waiting for the final book. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.An ARC was received from the publisher for an honest review.More reviews and other fantastical things at Cuddelbuggery.

  • Maram
    2019-06-15 04:58

    “Her satellite made one full orbit around Planet Earth every sixteen hours. It was a prison that came with an endlessly breathtaking view— vast blue oceans and swirling clouds and sunrises that set half the world on fire.” What more can I possibly say about this series that I haven’t already mentioned in Scarlet and Cinder?! - That Marissa Meyer is an auto-buy author?? Check.- That her writing makes me feel everything?? Check.- That this world made me somehow enjoy its dystopian nature?? Check.- That I’M ATTACHED TO A CAST OF CHARACTERS LIKE THORNE AND CINDER AND CRESS AND IKO AND WOLF AND SCARLET AND KAI AND AND I NEED TO CALM DOWN?? Check. sort off - That there are unexpected plot twists and turns?? Check.- That there are lots of intense, gripping moments?? Check.- That there are lots of brutal action?? (well to be fair, it only got brutal in the middle? of Scarlet, all the way through to Cress) Check.- (I’m also crying for Wolf because (view spoiler)[he called Scarlet his “brightest star”, now that’s so much better than “alpha”. (hide spoiler)])Will there be a pros and cons list like in the last two reviews? N O. I can’t fault this book for it being everything I wanted, if not more! Earth is now in the midst of a war thanks to a whiny child *cough, Levana*. She won’t put an end to it “until” she marries Kai and becomes the empress of New Beijing. Kai has agreed to do so, in exchange for Levana’s cure for Letumosis. Meanwhile, he hasn’t given up on trying to find Princess Selene as she could be the one to finally end Queen Levana’s tyranny.On the other hand, we have the squad (Thorne, Cinder, Iko, Scarlet and Wolf), who managed to escape Africa and fly to space using Thorne’s ship (the Rampion). This is where Cress comes to play when the Rampion receives an important message from her. I remember Cress as the “satellite girl” from Cinder, as she was the one that warned Nainsi (Kai’s android) of Levana’s plan to rule Earth. With that said, we uncover that Cress has been stuck in the satellite (in Luna) for 7 years, used by Mistress Sybil (Levana’s thaumaturge) for her talent in hacking any system. So, this book follows the squad trying to rescue Cress and together, plans to delay Kai’s alliance to Queen Levana. Of course, that’s if they manage to cross many, unfortunate barriers along the way ;) I also want to note that we get a little glimpse of Winter towards the end of the book (in preparation for book 4) and she seems really interesting. I’m very excited for it and hope that I won’t be too crushed by the conclusion of this series.“The other girl, Iko, cupped her chin with both hands. "This is so much better than a net drama.” ---MORE THORNE??I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    2019-05-31 13:06

    Well THAT was fun. Why. Why did I wait so long to read this series??!Cress. Thorne. Freaking cuteness overload. Yep, I'm going to talk about it because I may or may not have squealed aloud several times while reading this book. They are easily one of my all time favorite ships.Cress herself is just so stinking cute. She's so not like a typical heroine. She's extremely intelligent but is primarily a daydreamer and tends to be swept up in her imagination. Ahem... that sounds familiar. Anywayyyy I love how socially awkward and naive she is to the outside world. And Thorne, who is obviously brother from another mother to Nikolai Lansov (Grisha Trilogy) because they are both so completely snarky, cocky, down right hysterical divas.So if it isn't already completely obvious- I had some major Cress / Thorne feels and their slow burn actually drove me a little nuts with my impatience. I still need so much more... I enjoyed them SO much. They are so similar the characters in Tangled (but different too!) Of course, they tended to take the front seat in this novel but the rest of the characters/storylines were not far behind. This book was definitely action packed and full of fun surprises. Not to mention- the hole left in my heart for Cinder/Kia from book one definitely tugged at me again in this book. Was it resolved? I guess you'll have to see! And Iko! I did not expect her to take on a bigger role in this book - but she easily became one of my favorite characters! Such a pleasant surprise.The world building is still fairly mediocre to me (nothing super unique) but it was more fun just based on the fact that all the fairytales we grew up with are intertwined. I still fail to see how Levana is anything beyond a typical 'evil' villain. I don't feel strongly about her- I'm hoping she gets more complex. Additionally, while some of the other characters aren't as strong as others, their vastly different personalities kept me intrigued. Plus, the plot was just down right fun. The pacing was perfect in this one.Do I recommend this series? Heck yeah I do. So far all three books have been light and fun while still managing to get some pretty strong emotions out of me. It's been a nice change of pace for me - a refreshing break from my average fantasy reads. SOOO here I go to book four- I'm hoping it doesn't disappoint because I STILL need so much resolution for my ships!!My Blog ~ Instagram ~ Twitter ~ Etsy

  • Angelica
    2019-05-26 07:19

    "When she was jut a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs." BEFORE READING:Cinder?...and Rapunzel? a desert? 2014? Can life get any more depressing?!?!?! It sounds so interesting but also sooooo far away! I just read Scarlet and now I have to wait a whole year!!!!It's like....(was that the perfect gif or what?)Oh and Scarlet and Wolf better be there too or I'll just...I'll just:EXPLODE! In the mean time....UPDATE!!!!!The cover for these books are sooooo flippin awesome!!!!My original reaction went something like this:....and then I looked at the date:UPDATE!!!!!!TEASER!!!!READ THIS! Teaser from Cress!!!UPDATE!!!!!! Let the count down begin!!!!!!!P.S. Cress is sooooo gonna end up with Thorne!!!! WHILE READING!!!!!!!! :AFTER READING!!!!!!!!! :First WOW. How does Marissa Meyer do this? How does she create this world with all these intertwining characters and have it all fit together so beautifully? I just don’t understand!!! I could not put it down, I literally read it in like a day! I just got it yesterday!Last night on February 12 I went to a Cress book signing in DC and actually got to meet Marissa Meyer! She is so nice and funny and just overall awesome! She always had a smile on her face and seemed so relatable. She was just great, a great person and an amazing author. But ANYWAY, on to the review!The book starts a few days after Scarlet ends. The crew of the Rampion is out in space thinking of ways to stop Levana’s wedding to Prince Kai and save the Earth when they finally make contact with Luna’s greatest hacker: Cress. She has been stranded in a satellite orbiting the earth for seven years and has never since then had human – or lunar – contact other than Levana’s head thaumaturge, Sybil. So of course our heroic crew goes out to get her but things get complicated when they become separated. Thorne is now with Cress stranded in the middle of the Sahara, Cinder is left to care for an unconscious Wolf and Scarlet has been taken away to Luna. On top of that, the wedding of the century is only days away. Though the odds are not in their favor, that has never stopped the crew before. Will they stop the wedding? Will they ever re-unite? You’ll have to read to find out. Now before I start speaking of my thoughts let me show the real story of Rapunzel (shortened version) Long, long ago in a house that overlooked a beautiful garden lived a childless couple. They prayed to God every day to bless them with a child. One day they found that God had answered their prayer. They were at long last going to have a baby!Their days passed in happiness but alas! the wife fell ill. She would eat nothing and the husband was worried that she would waste away. He tried to tempt her with many good things but she refused everything. “But you must eat something, my dear,” he begged her. “There is a herb called Rapunzel in the garden next door. I will feel better if I can eat that,” she said. The husband’s heart sank when he heard her. This garden was owned by a wicked witch who would let no one enter. But he loved his wife very much and so with a pounding heart, he decided to go into the garden at a time when the witch was away. One day, finding an appropriate time he went into the garden. He had managed to pluck the herb but as he was about to leave, the wicked witch came back. “You thief! How dare you enter my garden?” she screamed. She threatened to put a curse on him. He fell at her feet and begged, “Please don’t curse me. If my wife doesn’t eat this herb, she will die. She is going to have a baby and is very ill.” The witch stopped to think awhile. “I will let you go on one condition. You will give me the baby after it’s born.” The poor man had no other way out but to agree.He took the herb to his wife and miraculously she soon recovered and gave birth to a beautiful girl. But as per the agreement the witch came to take the baby away. She took Rapunzel—for that’s what she named her—far away and locked her in a high tower. The tower had no doors or stairs. There was only a window on top.The only person whom Rapunzel ever saw was the wicked witch. Rapunzel grew up to become beautiful with pretty eyes, a beautiful voice, and her golden hair grew very, very long. All day long, when Rapunzel was alone, she would sing and weep.Every day, the wicked witch came to the tower with food. She stood at the bottom of the tower and shouted. “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Let your hair down!” Rapunzel would drop her long, braided hair through the window. The witch used the hair as a rope to climb into the tower.One day, a handsome prince was passing by and heard her sing. He fell in love with her voice and unknown to all came to the tower every day to hear her sing. One day, the prince saw the witch climbing up the tower using Rapunzel’s hair.The next day, the prince too called out to Rapunzel. “Let down your hair,” he said. The prince climbed to the top of the tower. After that, the prince came to meet Rapunzel every night.Alas! the witch soon discovered the prince with Rapunzel. She pushed him from the tower onto a thorny bush, making him blind. She banished Rapunzel into the desert far away.Many years passed. The blind prince wandered alone and finally reached the same desert. One day, he heard familiar voice singing. Following the sound he found her. They hugged each other in joy. Tears of happiness rolled down Rapuzel’s cheek. As the tears fell on the prince’s eyes, he regained his vision.The prince took Rapunzel to his kingdom and they lived happily ever after.Now that you’ve seen that you can compare it to Cress and see how wonderfully Miss Meyer put it all together. My thoughts:I loved this book. I love the entire series. I admit that I had my problems with Cinder but the Scarlet came and my mind was blown and just when it was getting back together Cress comes and leaves me in an even worse state than I was before and I can’t believe that I have to wait another year for Winter. I honestly don’t think I can wait that long. I just love this story and how well they intertwine and of course I love the characters. These characters have been pushed to their limits and then pushed some more. Just when you think they can’t get up they leap into the air and keep moving and I love that. These characters aren’t whinny or stupid as I’ve seen some characters be but they are strong and all just wonderful people and I love strong willed likeable characters and Miss Meyer knows how to write them so well. I also love the characters relationships with each other. I love how they all have their matched pairs and it’s just so cute to read. Originally my favorite pairing was that between Wolf and Scarlet but I have to admit I LOVE Thorne and Cress! In Scarlet I really began liking Thorne but here in Cress I really am starting to love him. At the signing she mentioned that Thorne is one of her favorite characters to write and it definitely shows in her writing of him. He has officially become one of my favorite characters. Part of him kind or reminds me of Puck in the IRON FEY SERIES who is one of my favorite characters EVER in that he always has that cocky smile even in the worst times and is always making jokes even in the face of death and despite that they are both really great people with hearts of gold. Now more proof of Marissa Meyer’s awesomeness is the names!!! The first is Rapunzel which is actually a type of vegetable kind of like cabbage. Now as you all know, Captain Thorne’s ship is called Rampion. In some versions of the Brothers Grimm story (see above) instead of rapunzel that the woman craves it is rampion another name for …wait for it…rapunzel!!! Then you bring in the name Cress which is *drum roll please* A VEGATABLE IN THE CABBAGE FAMILY!!!! The ship had been named Rampion way before Cress was introduced and yet it was still connected to the story! Holy God! This woman is genius!!!! It is obvious that she put in so much detail in making her story and I greatly admire that.I really have nothing bad to say about this book other than: I NEEDED MORE SCARLET AND WOLF! THERE WAS NO SCARLET AND WOLF!There better be some Scarlet-Wolf interaction in Winter that is all I ask.Oh and another thing that got to me was in the last chapters of the book. There was one line that completely blew my mind: “Her warm brown skin was flawless…”WARM BROWN SKIN!Plot twist! Snow White is NOT WHITE!!!!I absolutely LOVE that! I would never have thought of that. It’s just so clever and creative. I cannot wait to read from her POV. Great book! Passed all my expecttions.I now have a review ofWinter!

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2019-05-27 06:59

    Every single book in this series is FANTASTIC! Winter just became my most anticipated book of next year. I cannot wait to see how this series concludes!Full review to come :)

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2019-06-16 06:23

    Reread updates:“The people of Luna don’t need a princess. They need a revolutionary.” Cinder furrowed her brow. “A revolutionary,” she repeated. She liked that a lot better than princess.WELP. I'm sad to say that Cress still drove me mad for the first 75% of this book, but once again, she inexplicably improved in the end. This is one series that benefits greatly from multiple POVs. Onward and upwards. THEORIES: (view spoiler)[I'm still convinced Torin is the RAT, but I'm equally convinced it's b/c he's brainwashed or Lunar controlled or whatever:“—stop tampering with official government property. Tampering with a royal android could result in a fine of up to 5,000 univs and six months of—Identity confirmed: Royal Adviser Konn Torin. Security override complete. Awaiting instructions.”How else would Cress know his security clearance info?BUT. He told Cinder about the secondary chip. Hmm . . . I'm also still convinced Wolf's elite soldier brethren are going to turn out to be a MAJOR thorn in Levana side:“I’m well aware of all that. And then she went to Paris and killed a thaumaturge and some useless special operatives."These guys are the equivalent of black ops soldiers, and yet this is the second time someone has called them "useless."The lady doth protest too much, methinks. (hide spoiler)]11/8/15: REREAD. B/c WINTER. On TUESDAY. *waves at Cress* 3.5 starsReviewed by: Rabid ReadsI’ve been very up front about my love of fairy tales, and RAPUNZEL is one of the only Grimms’ Fairy Tales that has a somewhat happy ending (even if it is a little bit risqué). In the original version, the prince finds Rapunzel after hearing her sing. He comes back day after day to listen to her, and, eventually, he sees the Witch and learns how to gain "entrance to her tower." And he does. Frequently.*suggestively waggles eyebrows*Which brings us to how Witch discovers that she is no longer Rapunzel’s only visiter--Rapunzel is found to be inthefamilyway (ifyouknowwhatimean).Anyway, Witch is so furious at Rapunzel’s “betrayal” that she cuts her hair and casts her out into the wilderness. Then she waits . . . *cue ominous music* . . . for Prince to show up, and when he does, she flings him from the top of the tower, and briers scratch his eyes, BLINDING him, when he lands.Stuff happens and they live HEA.CRESS by Marissa Meyer is the RAPUNZEL--based third installment of the LUNAR CHRONICLES, and while I had no urges to throw or otherwise damage books in this reading, I did have to stifle an urge to throw or otherwise damage Cress (the MC, not the book).I’ll say up front--until around the 75% mark, Cress is downright A-N-N-O-Y-I-N-G. Fortunately, having multiple other POVs kept this from being overwhelming. I’ve already stated that RAPUNZEL is my all-time favorite fairy tale (and has been since I was like five), so mayhap my expectations were always going to be too high. All I can say is I was dancing with glee that Meyer got the blinding (of the “prince”) part right, while simultaneously pulling out giant handfuls of hair every time Cress did a not-at-all-endearing imitation of a certain Disney character.BUT Cinder and Kai were spot-on, and Thorne was as incorrigible as ever, so it balanced out (Scarlet and Wolf weren’t a huge part of the storyline this go-round). AND once I hit the 75% mark, Cress stopped being silly and ridiculous and started being . . . something else. I don’t know what exactly, but I didn’t hate her anymore, and that’s all that matters.Or almost all that matters. I figured out a while back that my rating system is mostly based on THE FEELS. The books that are decent, but don’t really evoke much emotion get 2 to 3.5 stars. The books that have me doing various things of a superlative nature get everything else. Problem is, sometimes a book is pretty MEH until the very end, then BAM--THE FEELS. Suddenly, I forget all of the MEH from the front 90% of the book. I’ve been working on that. Which is why CRESS gets 4 stars and not 5. THE FEELS actually kicked in around the same time I stopped wanting to wallop Cress, and she was the minority (no other characters drove me batty). BUT she was the main character, so I didn’t feel I could in good conscience be totally swayed by THE FEELS.I felt that Meyer wrapped up CRESS beautifully. Am I happy to be waiting another twelve months to read the conclusion? No. Of course not, but I’m still ridiculously excited to see what happens next. Especially with a nutso Lunar princess waiting in the wings. Winter is clearly C-R-A-Z-Y.My other reviews for this series:Glitches (Lunar Chronicles 0.5)Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)The Queen's Army (Lunar Chronicles, #1.5)Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kai
    2019-05-31 08:20

    "Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them."Stunning, heartbreaking, thrilling are just a few words to describe Cress. And it's not enough. This was such a good read, I had to put this book down a few times and just breath. Out of fear (oh Marissa Meyer knows how to build up suspense) and relief (well at least she loves her characters enough not to kill them off one after another).Cinder is brave as ever, Scarlet(well let's not spoil this), Cress is absolutely adorable(and adorkable), Thorne always lightens my sorrow-filled heart, Wolf on the other hand is the one who fills my heart with sorrow and Kai has the coolest of names. Obviously.One thing I really enjoyed was reading from Iko's POV, because reading what a robot thinks and "feels" is pretty uncommon and therefore even more interesting.In a nutshell: possibly my favourite in the series.Find more of my books on Instagram

  • Fables&Wren
    2019-05-30 10:03

    WrensReads Review:Anything I say about this book is going to do it an injustice. It was pure, it was good, it was heartbreaking and it was they most enjoyable read I have had in a long time.So basically what you should do is take everything I say and just times it by a big fat ten. Holy crap, okay. So the book starts out with a big bang.The gang (you know, Cinder, Scarlet, Wolf, Thorne and Iko) contacts Cress and realize she is a huge asset to their team because A: She's the one that has been hiding their spaceship from satellites and such, B: she knows their location and has been tracking them this whole time, C: She knows all about anything they have ever done that was recorded or stored somewhere, and D: She knows all about the Queen's plans, totally geeky when it comes to computer/tablet/portscreen/whatever it's technology. So they venture to go and rescue the girl with really long hair from her satellite in the sky.And the whole time everyone is like, "how weird, odd, fragile, socially awkward, helpless, annoying, have I said weird yet, obnoxious, in-need-of-a-straight-jacket, special is she going to be?"Well, let me tell you a little about our little Cresent Moon Darnel.01. She's easily the cutest thing to ever live, Lunar, Shell or human or android or whatever else lives, walks, swims, flies or waddles.02. I'm not sure who decided to portray all Rapunzel-like characters as adorable and cute and innocent and hilarious but I absolutely love it and it fits Cress to a T.03. She is dead set on the fact that her and Thorne are soulmates and are going to have an epic romance because he is so selfless and honorable and wonderful and gorgeous and pure-hearted (please stop laughing, let her live in her fantasy world). He has gorgeous and wonderful going for him though, let's all be honest. Their relationship is a little like this: After a few unfortunate events, the group gets separated: Cindy with Wolf and Jacin (huh? who are you? I'm probably not going to explain), Scarlet... er... elsewhere, and Cress with her beloved blind Thorne.WHAT HE IS BLIND? Yah, I'm probably not going to explain that either.Anyway, a lot of the people above get trapped in the desert. I am just going to say it now: it's a very depressing read for the, er, group that gets trapped in the desert. They are down on rations, the sun is laughing at their predicament, and someone lost their shoes in the, errrr, adventure to the desert.It's all kind of horrifying and sad and not something I ever want to put my heart through again. I read that without spoilers and I can tell you I had to count my inhales and exhales I was so nervous.HOW ELSE AM I SUPPOSE TO ACT WHEN ALL MY LOVES ARE WANTED BY ALL THE CROWNS IN THE NEAR SPACE AND PLANETS AND MOONS?Oh! Oh! Oh! I forgot to mention that the "evil mother" in this is Mistress Sybil. AND GUYS, she is literally the worst.I'm pretty sure I pulled out all my hair when her name was on the page. She ruins everything. I, UGH. No. Onto happier thoughts.Some small things that I loved that doesn't give anything away:01. Crescent's LOVE for Earth!02. That this epic moment does happen!even though it isn't in an epic way, butttt.03. Throne & Cress because they are so SHIPPED I need them to SAIL into the SUNSET04. How helpful Cress is to help these people she doesn't even know (well, she knows about them, but she doesn't really know them, you know?).She literally fits so well with their team. The needs they need, she has. And she is so willing to help because she finally has a purpose in life!05. Cress... can I just love Cress?There are huge reveals, there are deaths, there are a lot of laughs, there is action, there is romance and there are three, beautiful stories woven into one huge, wonderful masterpiece. Don't worry though, we are getting our fourth. Because what do a [lunar] mechanic, [human] a pilot and a [shell] computer geek need to defeat an evil queen?her step-daughter, the [mad] princess.WrensReads | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-06-16 07:08

    Re-Read on Audio. Still awesome and still loving this narrator. Beautiful fan art of Thorne and Cress ↓"Captain?""Yeah?""Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?""No. I'm pretty sure it was Cinder."**Older Review**Wow!! I just finished Cress!! These books aways end with me thinking "You Didn't Just Stop There" !!! I loved meeting the new member of the storyline, Cresent Moon. What a beautiful name! Cress for short. I can't believe she lived on that satellite for so long! The Lunars are cruel with shells! Can't say any more without spoilers. There is so much going on in this book with everyone, but it's not confusing. Iko got her game on :-). That's all I'm saying :-) A lot of sadness for Wolf. A shocking reveal for Dr. Erland, two actually. Trauma to Captain Thorne. A few deaths and a lot of coolness! I can't wait to read Fairest and Winter!!

  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    2019-06-18 06:08

    REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I WILL REREAD THIS SERIES THIS YEAR~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THE REVIEW IS POSTED Second Read Review : "I'm not an expert by any means, but I know you didn't do anything wrong today. You shouldn't tell someone you love them unless you mean it."I think the first time I read this book, I wasn't paying much attention to the characters. I think I just focused on the story ( or maybe I focused most of my attention on Wolf because I used to like him so much) so when I reread it, I felt ... like connected to all the characters and I also realized that they didn't seem what I thought they were. I mean, I felt like I knew them more after I read it for the second time, I found another personalities of some of the characters that I didn't even realize when I read it for the first time and I'm glad I reread it. so here are the reasons why I gave this book 4 stars : The Characters🌟 just like I said I felt more connected to all the characters and I used to think that Thorne only liked to flirt or joke around and oh my God, I was so wronged, he is something much more. to be honest, I personally think Thorne is quite a womanizer. oops, sorry not sorry for saying this to you guys who love Thorne but I don't hate him. how could I hate someone that made me laughing most of the time???you know when Thorne and Cress were on dessert, I realized that Thorne is such a lovely man. he was very patient with Cress and he took care of her and he was very angry when he knew Cress was gone or taken by those people. He cared for her and it was really sweet! because honestly, I didn't really expect that from Throne. so when he got angry to Jamal, I was kind of shocked, you know andI literally squealed and got excited when I read this "You're an idiot to go after her," said Jamal. "She'll already be sold, and that old man isn't going to pay for her twice. You should just cut your losses and move on. She's just a Lunar shell-she isn't worth it.""if you honestly believe that," said Thorne, stowing the gun again, "then you really don't recognize true value when you see it." in my opinion, I think Thorne already loved her even though he hadn't realized it. I just ... felt it and it was so sweet of him to protect Cress, they are just perfect for each other. *sighs dreamily *🌟 now I'm gonna talk about Wolf. he annoyed so much in this book. I used to not have any problems with Wolf, even though I don't like him as much as I used to. I was so angry when I read this scene He reached for Cinder, turning and pinning her against the wall with such force that the netscreen shook and threatened to crash to the floor. Cinder gasped, clamping both hands over Wolf's wrist as he held her suspended by her throat, feet dangling off the ground.who the fuck did he think he was?!? I perfectly understood that Wolf was sad because Scarlet was taken by thaumaturge. my eyes were even teary for him but just because he was sad or probably angry, he couldn't just unleash all his emotions this way and he couldn't do that to Cinder! or anyone just because he's sad or angry. that is just not right and he made me so angry. well, I have no problems with the rest of the characters. they're all fine to me. The Plot/The Storymy favorite books in this series when I read it for the first time were Scarlet and Winter and I still can't say whether I like Winter or not because I'm currently reading it ( but I'm enjoying it so far ) but I can say that Scarlet is no longer my favorite and Cress is definitely better than Scarlet. I enjoyed reading Cress more and this series gets better and better, which is really awesome! The RomancePerson : so ... how did you think about the romance?me : asdfghjkldhsfghdsfhjsdghjsgddfhdgPerson : um ... what? I don't think I heard you wellme : *inhales* THE ROMANCE WAS EPIC AND REALLY SWEET AND I HAVE NO WORDS HOW TO DESCRIBE HOW SWEET IT WAS. *exhales*I'M GONNA READ WINTER NOW SO BYE BYE *blows kisses*First Read Review : I just finished this book and i really loved it This book was so romantic and so action I love everything about this book,everything was so perfect.The characters,the plot,the story and everything were so amazingI really need the 4th book!!!I hope the 4th book won't disappoint me :D I highly recommend these series for everyone that love YA fantasy-romance because these series BLEW MY MIND!

  • Bangadybangz
    2019-06-18 07:58

    Okay so I'm going to be honest, I was a little bored with this one early on when it was just mostly Cress and Thorne wandering around the desert, but then HOLY CRAP this book got good!There was so much going on in this and it was so exciting and I just loved the way all the characters' story lines were all tied in with each other, and literally just this story is so gripping. I love it. I love all of the characters. Their each so unique and wonderful and flawed and beautiful and swing all of them together and how they interact is like watching a perfect symphony. I don't even know if I'm being coherent right now, but I really don't care. This book punched me right in the feels.I'm not going to spoil anything but it was also kind of heartbreaking at times, and I'm really anxious for a certain person who's still apart from the group. She needs to catch a break, like seriously. And I am SO intrigued by Winters character! She's like space Luna and I love it. We only got a couple glimpses of her here, but I can't to read Winter now and get MORE! Anyway, rambling over. I loved this. On to the next one!

  • Matthew
    2019-06-08 07:23

    Cress is Rapunzel . . . Scarlet is Red Riding Hood . . . Cinder is Cinderella . . . Wolf is the not so Big Bad Wolf . . . Thorne is the charming scoundrel pilot (still picture Han Solo) . . . Iko is the quirky droidA cross between fairy tales and Star Wars - really, Star Wars fans might hate me for blasphemy, but I really do keep thinking about it!I like this series - it is very entertaining! I care about the characters and what happens to them. I enjoy the relationships. It might be kinda cheesy from time to time, but I love me some brie! :)Note on Thorne and Cress . . . (view spoiler)[ per Wikipedia from the Rapunzel story regarding the prince who loves her: "he leaps from the tower in despair and is blinded by the thorns below"(hide spoiler)] it all makes so much sense now!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • maymay ☕
    2019-06-10 05:58

    Fricken hell, has anyone been waiting on this (probably not) but if you have I want to apologize for my existence Now it aint no secret that I’m super-extra-trash-with-trash-on-top for this series, but honestly, these books are SO GOOD. I GENUINELY enjoyed this book more the second time around.If you’re here for a review, go somewhere else cause this is just going to be a collection of fan art honestly -the cinder/thorne bromance- (s) - I sWEAR WE NEED MORE WHOLESOME BROMANCES IN YA- these two gosh dammit- there aint no omg-my-bae-is-talking-to-a-person-of-the-opposite-gender-let-me-rage-jealousy- nah boi this is wholesome and hilarious and beautiful- just some pure, honest banter between these two-thorne and cress ship-(s) - these kids - cress is such a school girl honestly relate so much- I mean, how can you NOT have a crush on thorne - and express your dying love to him at any moment of any day- hes such a douchebag idiot but I love him so much-SCARLET AND WOLF-(s) - DO- I - NEED- TO- SAY- MORE- ?????-IKO MY QUEEN- -(s) - you aint living until you have an iko in your life- honestly everyone deserves a best friend like iko- marissa meyer, you cant introduce an android like iko unless youre willing to create one for each of us- so much disrespectThat’s all I got kids. “Captain,” she murmured. “I think I’m in love with you.”An eyebrow shot up…he laughed. “Don’t tell me it took you two whole days to realize that. I must be losing my touch.”Her fingertips curled against him. “You knew?” 5 stars!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Buddy read with Kai Trash Fangirl and Thorne Trash Fangirl

  • Dorreh
    2019-06-16 08:04

    Well I probably want to start with the fact that I didn't give this book the 5 full stars I gave the other two books before this one. It's not a matter of liking this book less, because I didn't, I loved it just as much as the other two, only this one had some minor mishap that made it slightly less appealing. For starters the book had a relatively slower pace than the other two, and when it's a matter of comparison, this point stands out in an authors style of writing. This slow pace in turn lengthened the book to about 500 something pages. Now under normal circumstances I would have relished the vivid detailing of the book, however, in this case it wasn't as mesmerizing. This was mostly because we are already familiar with the ideas and settings of this story as a whole. This was a huge deal for me, because slow pace and a long way to go, make me bored. Many parts of the book were so full of intrigue I simply couldn't stop, but at other times the feeling disappeared and was replaced by a sort of detachment. But that makes an unfair complaint, because compared to so many books, this one is so great. The main issue for me was that its predecessors were so good that the slight difference in this book made a huge difference for me!So now to all the great things about this book. First of all it was so entertaining! All the characters, all the plotting and moving and incredible amounts of action. I think I was still majorly hooked on scarlet and wolf, so all through out the book, I was just waiting for the parts that wolf and Scarlett story is told. I also have a peculiar yet healthy curiosity about princess winter, I mean like literally not being able to wait to see what her story is. So yes, that indirectly means I'm so looking forward to the fourth installment. I'm going to emphasize the negativity that I initiated this review with is only to explain the one missing star in my rating, because otherwise I did love this book, and would recommend it to everyone who liked the previous two.

  • Kassidy
    2019-06-21 10:16

    Eeeeeee my love for this series just increased 10 fold with this book! The audiobook is excellent, I would highly recommend it.

  • Natalie Monroe
    2019-06-21 08:56

    4.5 stars"Because if there was one thing Cress knew about heroes, it was that they could not resist a damsel in distress. And she was nothing if not in distress."Cress isn't the type of character I usually like. She's naive, obsessed with grand destined love, frets about not having been kissed while possibly dying. Yet strangely all these things only serve to make her more endearing and charming. In my first read of the Lunar Chronicles, Cress was the book that made me fall head-over-heels in love with the series. Scarlet was lovely; Cress triggered fangirl mode.“Captain?""Yeah?""Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?"He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. "No. I'm pretty sure it was Cinder.”Meyer just gets it, how to create sweet characters without making them annoyingly optimistic, naive characters without making them ignorant. It's like that in Heartless, too.It helps that Cress is a Rapunzel retelling, and Meyer likely drew inspiration from Disney's Tangled as well. Cress has been trapped on a satellite nearly all her life, being Queen Levana's (unwilling) hacker. After she's rescued, she's amazed at the sights and smells of Earth while still being her adorable, brave self. Thorne is slightly egoistic and never fails to deliver a witty line even in the company of enemies. Their romance beats Scarlet/Wolf's on the squeal level. It's slowly fleshed out and very well-developed. Cress builds up an unhealthy idealistic image of Thorne at first, but she slowly begins to get to know the real Thorne and really falls in love with him in the process. Thorne, in turn, doesn't take advantage of Cress's initial starstruck state and even reminds her that he's the first guy she's ever met so she should reevaluate her true feelings. And that fucking promise. You know what I'm talking about. ;)If I have one complaint, it's Cinder. (It's always fucking Cinder, which destroyed the first book for me and almost made me give up on the series) (view spoiler)[Why didn't she just straight out tell Kai she's princess Selene when she was kidnapping him? A lot of unnecessary drama and misunderstanding could've been avoided if she did, and she's planning to start a revolution anyway so it doesn't matter who finds out. (hide spoiler)]The writing is nice. Still not the most amazing thing I've ever read, but gets the job done. There aren't metaphors that change the way I look at the world. This series is mostly about the characters—Scarlet and Wolf, Cinder and Kai, Cress and Thorne, always. (view spoiler)[Still lowkey mad Scarlet and Wolf didn't get much bonding time before being ripped apart. Yet Cinder and Kai, aka most boring couple in the world, get time together. (hide spoiler)]Best book of the series.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • prag ✨
    2019-06-03 08:18

    buddy reading with my famoose best friend and my sappy loveri'm convinced cress is an embodiment of all of us on this website sitting at her computer all day longi don't write reviews anymore soz mate but pls read this series

  • Sarah (Starry Night Reader)
    2019-06-12 07:06

    Last night at around 1:30am, I came upon what I could tell was the beginning of the end of this book. It seemed like a good place to stop for the night, because I was still 150 pages from the end, and didn't want to get caught up in the conclusion of the story only to have to put it down to sleep. 1:30 is already past my bed time anyway! I put the book down, turned out the lights, and lay there thinking about how in the hell the gang was going to pull this epicness off. And thinking...And thinking...Eventually, I surrendered. I turned the light back on and finished the damn book. Yes, I was up until 3:30am reading. Yes, I'm tired. No, I don't regret it! Cress sucked me in and wouldn't let me go until every page was read.I've enjoyed all of the books in this series, but Cress is on a whole different level. I feel that it's time I left a properly long and messy review, instead of the brief couple of sentences I wrote about the other books, now that I awarded one of these books five stars. My love for our new character is boundless (I'll get into that in a second), but all the characters are seriously freaking spectacular. The plot is nonstop and sooo addicting. The world building is amazing. I mean, yea, we're on Earth. But it's a totally different futuristic and dystopian Earth. And we're sometimes in space, which is cool. And then there's the moon, which I think we finally get to see more of in the next book? Anyway, this is one of those rare cases where a series actually lives up to the hype. I spent the end of 2015 reading many of the popular series that I've put off, and found myself being somewhat disappointed over and over again. The Lunar Chronicles is refreshing, unique, and enchanting. These books are fairy tale retellings, and you might think they'd be predictable (because we all know the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel), but Meyer has a way of subtly alluding to elements of the original tale, while cleverly putting her own creative twists on the stories to make them her own. And I love the way all of the characters stories have become intertwined."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.”Even though the plot centers heavily around romance, I think the message delivered here is an important and honest one: That love is not destiny, and a Prince Charming won't just walk into your life because he is "the one." True love is something to be worked at, and it's not always easy. The relationships in these books show that love can be complicated and messy and hard, and also incredibly rewarding. There's no love at first sight; the characters choose to love each other for what they've endured together, for what they mean to each other, for the vulnerability and bravery that each has shown. In the end, love is a choice and it's what you make it.I could go on and on about each character and why I love them, but that will take forever so I'm only going to talk about one. (But let me briefly mention Cinder, Thorne, and Iko are also equally amazing characters!) In this book, we are introduced to Cress, a girl who has been imprisoned in a satellite by herself for seven years, working as a programmer and hacker for Queen Levana. Cress is a daydreamer and a fantasizer, something she learned to do to pass so many hours, days, years, so alone and isolated. When Cress finds herself in a tough situation, she dreams that she is someone important, powerful, or brave to give her the strength and confidence to get through it. "This time, she took in an extra deep breath and shut her eyes and grappled for a daydream, any daydream..."I am an explorer," she whispered, "setting courageously off into the wild unknown." It was not a daydream she'd ever had before, but she felt the familiar comfort of her imagination wrapping around her. She was an archeologist, a scientist, a treasure hunter. She was a master of land and sea. "My life is an adventure," she said, growing confident as she opened her eyes again. "I will not be shackled to this satellite anymore."I, too, have an extremely overactive imagination and often use the same tactic to get through unfavorable parts of my day:Stuck in the house cleaning all day? I am Cinderella and when I finish my handsome prince will whisk me away from the unjustness and unfairness of my evil stepmother.Need to push myself an extra five minutes in my morning run? I am a superhero, chasing an evil villain and the entire world is relying on me to catch him.My tendency to daydream and fantasize didn't originate from years of isolation (I'm just weird, okay) like Cress, but I totally understood her and loved her. She was a bit quirky and odd, but her enthusiasm at coming to Earth and seeing the sights she had dreamt of for so many years was adorable and endearing. And she proves to not just be a naive and innocent little girl, but the brave and important one she always hoped to be. And just when I think that perhaps we've been introduced to the oddest character in this series, we briefly meet Princess Winter at the end of the book. Odd, to say the least, but I think there's more to her than she appears to be. I can't wait to read Winter (although I'm not sure I'm ready to commit myself to an 800+ page book right now. Especially considering I lost sleep over this 550 page one). Overall, a fantastic book in a fantastic series I can't say enough great things about it :)

  • Darth J
    2019-06-13 10:59

    After just finding out that "Cress" stands for "Crescent", this is what is running through my head:Sorry but this book just dragged on and on. I get that the author is trying to pull multiple POVs together now into one story, but it was very stop/start when done in the same scene. I didn't care very much for this entry in the series. I was so bored with this one that I have very little to say about the dry plot.

  • Elevetha
    2019-06-08 12:24

    2014?Are you absolutely sure you don't want to give it to me now??Like, positive?Ugh. Oh, and I had it straight from Marissa herself that, yes, Scarlet and Wolf will be in Cress with POVs!!! (I think the POV is Scarlet's though)4.5 stars.

  • Beth
    2019-05-27 13:19

    Actual Rating 4.5I really, really enjoyed this book. I can't quite put my finger on it but there is something so special with The Lunar Chronicles series. I love the ability that Marissa Meyer is able to do such a wonderful job in developing characters throughout the series. Cinder was my first read after a bit of a book flump and I thought it was okay, I read Scarlet and fell in love, and now I've read Cress i'm already itching to read Winter.To begin with I didn't really know what to think about this book, particularly when it was Cress and Thorne walking in a dessert, I thought here we go, lots of filler scenes. I was completely wrong, it was a sense of building a relationship between the two. I don't know how, but every relationship in this series makes me swoon so much. Kai and Cinder, Wolf and Scarlett and now Cress and Thorne (kind of). I really enjoyed the coming together of everything, I think it's good when a book has you worried for the characters and you're genuinely concerned for them, even if they are a loveable android!What did I think of the characters this time around?Cinder is becoming an absolute powerhouse, I liked that she started to believe in herself more, came up with some pretty good plans. Still cares for everyone around her, and judges her own character at times. I am routing for her and Kai to become rulers together and just yanno, everything to end "happily ever after" for her! She needs something nice in her life!I felt so sorry for Kai, he'd done so much for his country just to be treated so poorly. loved his relationship Torin, I thought it was just so lovely. I'm hoping to see a lot more of Kai in the next book!Thorne and Cress. Oh. My. God. I cannot. I literally loved this pairing together. Cress is extremely quirky, and when things go wrong she has to make things up in her mind to try and make herself feel a bit better. My personal favourite was Wolf the bodyguard... ANYWAY. So I don't think we'd really seen a lot of Thorne in the previous book, he amused me before, but in this there is just so much more that that. He's not what you think he's like. I can honestly say I swooned quite a bit, particularly when he'd do the little things, like reach out for Cress or pull her in closer. It just melted me entirely. Poor Wolf I felt so sorry for him in Scarlet, I loved them in the previous book, but obviously things happened in this book that altered them. I'm hoping that they get more chapters in the next book. I missed Scarlet, and I kind of didn't like the fact that wolf was either just zoned out, or being controlled.I want to know more about Jacin I can't really comment on him, he's quite mysterious, and I'm pretty sure I'll be seeing more of him in Winter.Is it bad how much I like Levana and Sybil as the bad Characters? They're so awful it's good! I am also very very intrigued as to what Levana actually looks like. Is it bad I also cheered with the whole Sybil scenario? What did I like?- ALL OF THE RELATIONSHIPS- When Cinder returned to her "home"- The uprising in Farafrah - Dr Erland, I honestly love his character, I can't write about him otherwise I'll say something I shouldn't.- The fact I want to know more about Jacin, I always like a mysterious character.- The coming together of the break in- IKO, why are you so adorable?!- Thorne being called Master... NO IT'S CAPTAIN!What I didn't really like?- Like I said my only thing I didn't really like was that Wolf was kind of a "used" character, I don't really know how else to word it.I'm FINALLY onto the last book, Winter... I'm coming for you!Reviews:Cinder - 4 Scarlet- 4.5Cress - 4.5 Winter - 5

  • sana°¤°
    2019-05-27 12:08

    3 1/2 stars.I have mixed feeling about this Rapunzel retelling. Towards the beginning I was really enjoying it, but then towards the middle it fell flat and then towards the end it picked back up for me. About 50% of my time on this book was spent whining and complaining about when it's going to get better. Even though I was bored and trying not to eat my little brother, I actually enjoyed and also found myself liking Thorne better too. In Scarlet I couldn't care if Thorne died, but in this book I found myself liking him and laughing at only one of his comments. I like Thorne and Cress as a ship and as characters. They are my least favorite couple so far. My favorite of course are Wolf and Scarlet.Cress here is our damsel in distress. Locked away in a satellite for seven years, all she had for company was a bunch of technology to stalk Earthens for Levana and Thorne for herself. I would like to say more about her, but that would be spoiler-y. Don't click on this spoiler tag if you plan on reading the books. (view spoiler)[I was extremely bored when Cress and Thorne were stuck in the desert. I just wanted to die of boredom.Also I couldn't really feel anything for Kai and Cinder's romance. It was just so bland for me.Who else died a little at Wolf's pain, say aye.(hide spoiler)]"'She's my alpha,' he murmured, with a haunting sadness in his voice.I'm :) not :) in :) sort :) of :) pain :) at :) all. :)And this line from Thorne had me cracking up."Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?''No I'm pretty sure it was Cinder. Why?"cRYING.Out of all the characters my favorite is Wolf. My baby. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~YO YO RAPUNZEL I'M COMING FOR YOU. Okay actually I'm here for Scarlet and Wolf.

  • Caitlin
    2019-06-12 12:18

    "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."I was beyond excited to pick up this book because I absolutely loved Thorne and I just knew I'd love Cress as well, however, the other characters fell extremely flat for a solid 80% of this book. I grew to really dislike Kai and even Cinder at times. Wolf and Scarlet both became boring and I was only really enjoying the chapters with Cress and Thorne. Look, this book is great but I was hoping for it to be a 5 star and unfortunately it was not. "But you're a prisoner," said Thorne. "I prefer damsel in distress," she murmured."The Lunar Chronicles seem to be a hit or miss with me. I didn't like Cinder, I enjoyed Scarlet and now I enjoyed Cress for the most part. At about 40% through I found myself bored up until about 80% mark. I think I just wanted a lot more of Cress and Thorne and a whole bunch less of everyone else. Honestly, if it weren't for Cress and Thorne, this would probably only be a 2 star read.I should probably write a full, better review for this but I honestly have 0 motivation to do so. Let's all just take a moment to appreciate the beauty that is Carswell ThorneAlso, I can't wait to see more of Jacin because LOOK AT THAT FACEI think I'll have to take a break from the Lunar Chronicles for a while because Winter is intimidatingly big and after not entirely loving any of these books, I'm not in any hurry to pick it up. Pre review:I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THERE IS MORE OF THORNE IN THIS BOOK AND I AM SO READY. GIMME GIMME GIMME

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2019-06-09 09:21

    First read - 18th February 2014Reread - 14th November 2015COMPLETE PERFECTION