Series: The Lunar Chronicles, #3
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Her satellite made one full orbit around planet Earth every sixteen hours. It was a prison that came with an endlessly breathtaking view-vast blue oceans and swirling clouds and sunrises that set half the world on fire.- Marissa Meyer, CressIn 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 Levena 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 recieved 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 Levena 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.
Thank you Netgalley and Feiwel and Friends for providing me with a copy of this book!
After finishing Scarlet, I quickly decided to request Cress by Marissa Meyer, even though it is only the first chapter. I was worried I wasn't going to be statisfied. I was right. Not only am I not statisfied with the first chapter, my hunger for Cress grew even bigger. To get a glimpse at Cress' world gives me the umpteenth impression that Meyer gave an original twist a fairy tale we all know, in this case the story of Rapunzel. Traditional elements are included such as the endless blond hair, yet also surprising ones such as her tower being a satillite. Immediately I felt pity for Cress as a character, not to mention the growing hatred for Sybil.
Now I wonder where this story is going to go.