Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cress by Marissa Meyer + GIVEAWAY

Title: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: February 2014

Summary (taken from Amazon):

In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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 prevent her army from invading Earth.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped 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 being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.


Cress is one of my most anticipated reads this year and I knew I was ready for it when I finally got my hands on a copy seeing as I reread both Cinder and Scarlett to refresh my memory of all that has happened so far. 

Cress—naturally is about Cress, a Lunar girl who is Queen Levana’s best hacker and is also trapped on a satellite in outer space. She was first introduced way back in the first book, where she made contact with Cinder regarding the danger that Prince Kai is in. Being on a satellite since young, Cress has had very limited contact with others. She dreams of one day escaping to Earth yet everything she knows about the planet are from the feeds and net dramas that she watches. 

We get to see quite a bit of Cress—first with her on the satellite and then being stranded in the desert before the group finally comes together again. There’s points of view from several major characters which keeps things exciting and readers will get to keep up with things happing on several fronts. New characters are introduced and there’s one in particular that I can’t wait to read more about in the next book. 

This is one of those series that I always recommend when people ask me what they should read. And with things coming together and secrets unraveling, I can’t wait to see how this series will end. Just one more book to go and the wait is excruciating.

Rating 5 Stars

Giveaway Time!

I have an extra signed copy of Cress to give to one of my readers. Open internationally, ends April 4, 2014


  1. I did read Cinder :) Now I just need to borrow Scarlet to catch up :)

  2. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

  3. I have the first two books I need to read, and the contest ends on my birthday that would be an awesome gift.

  4. I can't wait to read Winter too! The teasers Marissa tweeted were killing me!

  5. My favourite series!! Can't wait for Winter!! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

  6. So happy you enjoyed this one! The wait for WINTER is going to be torture :(

    Great review!

  7. This series is a great take on the Cinderella fairy tale. Much more exciting. The characters become so real! I can't wait till the next.

  8. I haven't started this series yet, but I'm going to get the first book very soon. Hopefully in June. :)

    Nina from j 'adore happy endings

  9. Really want to read this book! But, I def. should start with the first one in the series. :)