Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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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.
I read Cress in about twenty four hours. It’s just as addictive and thrilling as the previous two books in the Lunar Chronicles, and I loved seeing my favourite characters again – especially Scarlet and Thorne! Once you start reading Cress, you won’t be able to put it down. The 500+ pages just fly by, and by the end you’re left craving the next book. And while this isn’t my favourite book in the series, for reasons that I will get into in a minute, a reread will probably be in order before Winter next year.