#Review ~ Cress by Marissa Meyer #MyTBRL

Posted August 29, 2015 by Michelle in Review / 8 Comments

#Review ~ Cress by Marissa Meyer #MyTBRLCress by Marissa Meyer
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Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 4th 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Fairytale Retelling, Sci-Fi, YA, Young Adult
Pages: 550
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon, Purchased
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three-half-stars

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.

My Review:

I’m not even sure where to start but this review might contain spoilers, not major ones but maybe a few if you haven’t read the other books. The reviews for this book are outstanding so I was super excited to start reading it. I was fine with reading about Cinder, Scarlet, Thorne, Wolf and Iko but when it came to Cress I wanted to RIP my hair out. Since this book is sort of mainly about her I was so sad that I just didn’t like her at all. She is whiny, her obsession with Thorne, was annoying to the point I felt the relationship that they had is forced and didn’t feel at all that natural. When it came to reading in her POV I usually had to stop myself from throwing my kindle. I would have preferred a lot more of Kai and Cinder since we never got that LOVE story that we all have been waiting for. They spend more time apart than together and that drives me crazy.

The story, sort of, didn’t progress as much as I would have liked until about 60% and once it got to that point I felt like I wasn’t sure what the beginning of the book was really for. I, however, LOVED the last 40% and I am excited to see what happens, since I have a lot of questions that were not answered and the end left me feeling like WHAT….I need to know what happens!

Scarlet and Wolf are still my favorite but let me say lets not talk about Scarlet right now since I just can’t. I am sure Wolf feels the same way. I adore Cinder, always have, I just want her to get a happily ever after but I know it will take her a little time seeing as she is a fugitive and a wanted criminal (which is basically the same thing) Iko and Thorne just crack me up but Cress, poor Cress, I just couldn’t get past the damsel in distress. She had such potential to be a bad ass hacker genius but it sort of just didn’t happen. I wanted more from her and I understand being trapped on a satellite could make you a little whiny and child like but this was way more than I would have wanted.

The last 40% really had me on the edge of my seat, I had a bit of anxiety about what was going to happen next and the end was just awesome. I am really looking forward to Winter, you get to meet her in this book, she sort of reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, just a little mad.

If you read the others you will totally enjoy this, just keep in mind the beginning is a little bit of a stand still and the story progression is a tad bit slow but over all I rather enjoyed it.

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8 responses to “#Review ~ Cress by Marissa Meyer #MyTBRL

  1. I finished my review a day late, but we had terrible internet connections on our trip. I really liked my book. I still need to read Scarlet, so I just skimmed through your review. I am glad Cress got better in the end, but I can understand the annoying character almost ruining the book for you. Thanks again for hosting!

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    • No worries 🙂 If you haven’t already just post when you can the linky is open for a week.
      She was dreadful and I think what I was expecting of her was my mistake. The book ended very well so I am excited for Winter.

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  2. I am sorry to hear you didn’t like Cress her character that much, it’s always a bit harder to enjoy a book when you don’t like the main character. Although it’s good to hear that it really picks up later and the last 40% was very good. I have the first book in this series on my to-read list. Great review Michelle!

    • I am glad I enjoyed the end because I have been waiting for Winter and I would have been so upset because honestly if the story continued as it was I would have skipped the next book.
      The first book is good but the second I think is my favorite.

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