Monday, October 19, 2015

Book Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

About The Book:

  Title: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) 
  Author: Marissa Meyer
  Pub. Date: February 4th, 2014
  Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  Pages: 550
  Format: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook 
  Find it: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads 
  Rate: 5/5 stars

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 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.


This is the third book in The Lunar Chronicles series and it definitely did not disappoint. This series was the first ever fairytale retelling I've read so I feel like this series set the bar pretty high for me. It follows the story of Scarlet, Wolf, Kai, Cinder, Thorne, and the newly added Cress! 
“I promise, I will not let you die without being kissed."

Fan Cast of Cress: Dove Cameron
This series keeps on adding more and more character point of views and I really can't even tell you how  much it adds to the story. While I like Scarlet and Wolf, and love Kai and Cinder - I am obsessed with Cress and Thorne! Thorne is so beautiful and he really is a true gentleman at heart even if he denies it! One thing I love about this series is that all of the characters are fiercely loyal to their friends (and Kai, who is fiercely loyal to his whole country). I felt really sad for Wolf, but I was kind of sick of his sulkiness after awhile. After the entire ordeal in this book surrounding Wolf and Scarlet, I think that Scarlet handled herself much better than Wolf did. I still think Scarlet is the most brave female character in this series. I still do like Cress and Cinder, though! 

I'm really happy with the entire plot line. Each character has their own separate plot line, but they all involve each other in a big, mutual plot! Minor spoiler: Cress and Thorne are separated together, Cinder, Iko, and Wolf are separated together, and Scarlet is separated by herself. When they are all separated, I think the perspective of Cress and Thorne is my favorite ;). Between Cress's naivety and Thorne's huge ego, they have unexpectedly great chemistry together. 

Fan Cast of Carswell Thorne: Zach Roerig

“You said yourself that people of Luna need a revolutionary." She lifted her chin, holding his gaze.
"So I'm going to Luna, and I'm going to start a revolution. ”

It was slow at times, but not the point where the book seems unnecessarily long. Do you know what I mean by that? I think it's becoming a trend to make books so long and have so many plot fillers if seems like many books in one. Some people may like it, but I am not a fan. While this book was a little longer, it kept you interested the whole time. Anyway, I am just chomping at the bit for Winter. I am so happy with the ending of Cress, and I am willing to bet that Marissa Meyer wraps everything up nicely with Winter since the ending of every book in the series thus far was fantastic. 

- Jocelyn 


  1. I completely agree on every point, Cress was amazing! I can't wait for Winter to come out!
    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between.

    1. I know! The little bit we got of her in Cress completely intrigued me. I bet it will be fantastic :)

  2. Yay! Cress and Thorne are my absolute favourites. I really like who you've chose to play Cress. That would be perfect. I know what you mean by it feeling a little long. I still can't believe Winter is going to be 800+ pages. I'm so ready, though! :D

    Sarah @ The Reading Petal

    1. I know, I can't believe it either! But the lines are spaced more and it's normal page sizes not like The Throne of Glass series, which I think has really gotten out of hand with the length.

  3. I love this series!!! I cannot wait to see how the story will wrap up in Winter. We are so close to the release!!!

    I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Encouraging Thunder Award. Hope you like participating in these and am looking forward to seeing your answers :)

    1. Thank you, I will check it out! And SO CLOSE! I preordered from Amazon, so I hope it comes when it's supposed to.

  4. I knew Thorne's going to be perfect for Cress! Ugh! I hope winter comes out now since I'm still putting off reading Cress until the 4th book comes out!

    Donita @ My Random Book thoughts

    1. No!!! Read it now! Winter is coming out so soon :) You will only have to wait for a little after you finish it.