In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only 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 goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.” –excerpt taken from Goodreads.com
What’s better than Sci-fi and fairy tales? A mix of both! Cinderella as a cyborg, little red riding hood as a fiery pilot, and now Rapunzel as a master hacker! Marissa Meyer combines the two genres in an absolutely enthralling storyline in which the readers become really invested (or at least I did). I was delighted with how well Cress, the socially inept, vertically challenged, naïve, lunar shell seamlessly blends into the tight-knitted band of wanted misfits that Marissa Meyer first introduced us to in both Cinder and Scarlet. While the narrators change throughout the book, the main focus remains on Cress and her crush, the swashbuckling rogue, Captain Carswell Thorne. The combination of these two characters results in outright hilarity as they stumble blindly into romance. Their banter is infectious and kept me laughing throughout the whole novel (seriously though, ask my roommate)! Although romance plays a large role, Meyer balances it well with quick-paced action to keep the story advancing and interesting for the reader. Cress ended in an exciting manner that left me anticipating the next book in the The Lunar Chronicles, Winter, which revolves around lunar princess Winter (I’m guessing that she’s Snow White) and her imminent interactions with Cinder and her crew.
I definitely recommend any of the books The Lunar Chronicles to anyone looking for an entertaining and pleasurable literary adventure!
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