Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Where to start? This book is just so good, I think it might be the best book I've read this year and I've read allot of good books. Warning this review is long and I might fan girl just a little(read:a ton), also spoilers ahead!
 For those of you who don't know Cress is the third book of the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer, I have been slightly (Read: completely) obsessed with this series since I read the first book Cinder earlier this year. It comes out in February 2014 but I was lucky enough to get an ARC at comic-con, I've been putting off reading it because I knew it would just make me want the next one which I don't think is out until early 2015! But I finally read it because I couldn't wait any longer and all my fears came true, why does 2015 have to be so far away!?

About the book - Rapunzel's tower is a satellite. She can't let down her hair - or her guard.

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

-Description copied from goodreads - here

Spoiler Alert!

Review - A slightly lame review of an amazingly awesome book. -
 Have you ever read a book that is so good that you can't even get over just how good it is and every time you try to explain it all you can think is "Oh my gerd (a lovely combination of oh my god and ermahgerd) it's so good, oh my gerd, oh my gerd” and then every time you even consider starting another book all you can think is just that there is no way that it will be as good as that one. That is how good Cress is, I mean after Scarlet I didn't think it was possible for these books to get even better and more awesome but it is. There are literally no words I can think of that can describe just how good this book is and I literally do not think I can wait until the next one comes out.

Plot - I feel like there was definitely more action and plot development in this one than the others. It's so good, you won't ever want to put it down and you never want it to end. It's intense and thrilling and I want more!
Cinder really steps up in this one and there is literally never a dull moment whether it's from action or romance, someone getting kidnapped or someone about to be kissed, there's always something going on to stop you from putting the book down. Also we learn more about the Lunars and the plague in this book and everything is just so awesome. It's so awesome that I can't think of a coherent thing to write in this review!

Characters - The characters were my favorite thing about this book, I love the new character of Cress she's one of my favorites, but more than that I loved the way Cinder kinda transformed in this book, finally accepting her part in everything and turning into a real leader. I loved the character development in Cinder and Thorne both, I really started to love Thorne in this book and Cinder just started to reveal her badassery and it's just awesome. I also loved Cress, I love the way she did seem kinda naive and a little delusional after her years of solitude in the satellite, and I loved seeing her evolve throughout the book and become stronger in her own way while still remaining a little different because who wouldn't be a little messed up after that, right? I just think the character development was the best in the series so far not just with the main characters but also with Dr. Erland and Kai and Iko, I just love them all so much.
  One thing I've loved since the beginning with this series is that the villain is believably evil, where in some books it doesn't feel like the villain is all that scary and bad, and I liked seeing Levana kinda lose her grip a little, but some how become even more angry and evil, she's just a really good bad guy, if that makes sense?
  Also, the little bit we see of Winter? Oh my gerd, it's just so good and makes you want to see so much more of her, I was literally like jumping in my seat when I read the part she first comes into thinking like "Oh my gerd, it's Winter, isn't? It has to be Winter!" and it's intense and awesome.
   Lastly, Cress and Thorne? Ahh, just so good.

Overall feels - I need more! It's literally my favorite book that I've read since Mark Of Athena came out last year. I really don't think that I can wait for the next one, I think that might spontaneously combust with anticipation! Definitely the best book in the series, so far, and it makes you really really really want more like RIGHT THIS MINUTE, I'm telling you this as a friend it might be best for your health to wait to read this one until like the day before Winter comes out, I'm serious, I can't even look at another book right now.
  Now seriously while my review may suck this book is just so amazingly good and you must read it as soon as it comes out and if you haven't yet read Cinder or Scarlet I will hunt you down and force you to, cause seriously you have to read it if you like young adult books at all, there is no other requirement, if you like young adult books you must read these. No objections. =)

Song Of The Moment(For Cress and Thorne) - Already Yours by Honor By August 

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