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 high 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
Why I love Cress!
- I didn’t read Cress nearly as quickly as I would have liked, but the book itself was a fast-paced adventure. I loved how it was split between the perspective of the three heroines: Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress. The multiple perspectives allowed me to have a fuller experience while reading the novel because I knew what was happening on all sides of things, especially towards the end when things started to get real exciting.
- Cress is a much different heroine than we see in the other two books. She has been holed up in a satellite spying on Earth since she was a small child and therefore she doesn’t exactly have the social skills that the others have. Cress is a very lonely person who kept herself entertained with stories that she made up for herself and she dreamed of herself being a damsel in distress saved by a hero. While I’m not a fan of the damsel in distress idea, I love how this was not your typical story that uses this trope. Cress grows more and more sure of herself over the course of the novel, which I loved.
- There is so much Carswell Thorne goodness and oh gosh I freaking love him. He brings the right amount of cheeky and flirty humor that had me loving him from the get-go, but I love how he is with Cress. They have a very funny and interesting relationship, especially after an unfortunate series of events that leaves Carswell blind. He is definitely my favorite character in this book.