Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

Title: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Source: Purchased
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 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.


Cinder and her gang are back again in this third instalment of The Lunar Chronicles.

I love the way that Meyer works these fairytales into the setting of the book. For example, Wolf (from Little Red Riding Hood) is a street fighter. In this book, Cress (aka Rapunzel) has been imprisoned in a satellite her entire life, rather than in a tower. This works perfectly with this story, which has ventured out into space.

Cinder’s story continues to unfold in this story. I still find her part the most fascinating. Maybe that’s because she started the story so we know the most about her. I like the other characters too but they don’t feel as fleshed out as Cinder.

I love this series, and I wish it never had to end. My reviews for Cinder can be found here and Scarlet can be found here.

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