Title : Cress
Series : Lunar Chronicles #3
Author : Marissa Meyer
Genre : Fantasy, Retelling, YA
Goodreads summary :
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.
There’s not much I can say about this book, because it is after all the third book in the series, and I’m not going to comment on the plotline. However, the story picks up after Scarlet and the plot moves forward in a great direction and I cannot wait for Winter. The best thing about this series is probably the fact that each book gets better and better, and much more fun to read. The story is interesting, easy to follow and and fun to read through! This isn’t a series to get emotionally invested in, or follow obsessively, but it is just meant to be read to have fun, and overall a light, entertaining series.
The one thing in this series which makes it so much fun is the amazing cast of characters. There are so many different characters, and each of them is so amazing, quirky and lovable! I can think about at least one or two qualities in every character which sets them apart and makes them so very lovable. All the adventures each of them had, and their strength and determination to stay together as a group was really amazing.
Meyer’s writing is great, it’s so fast and quick and hardly effortful. It hardly seems like you’re reading a 500 page book, and she doesn’t try to complicate/overexplain anything, which is amazing.
I would suggest picking up this series if you’re in the mood for a light and fun YA fantasy series!