Book Review #98: Cress by Marissa Meyer

I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 24/08/16
My 13th book this year.)

Cress has been imprisoned on a satellite for many years. Queen Levana has been using her hacker skills to infiltrate Earth, to make their Lunar spaceships invisible to Earth’s radar and to spy on Earth’s Emperor. Having spent over a decade on liasing with the former King, she is now putting all her efforts on to the newly throned King Kai. Forcing herself into the commonwealth and manipulating herself into marriage with Kai in return for an antidote for the Letumosis plague and control over Earth.

Cinder and Thorne are wanted fugitives with a plan to stop the wedding, put the rightful Princess Selene back into power on Lunar and to stop the imminent war between Earth and Lunar.

With time ticking away, everything must be handled efficiently, precisely and discreetly. At every turn they risk being captured by both rulers, risk their lives trying to uncover the truth to both planets and all they want is for peace, for happiness and for unity.


This book is the third of the Lunar Chronicle series. I am fully drawn into this series and am eager to find out what happens to Kai, Cinder and the rest of her crew.

I love the relationship between the innocent Cress and bad boy Thorne. I love how every character has been thrown a major obstacle and somehow they work together to fight for what they believe in. Cress is in a whole new environment upon her release from imprisonment, Thorne’s confidence is tested as he has been blinded, Iko has found an android body to adjust to, Wolf has lost his meaning to life. So much drama in every turn but none of it feels over the top nor out of place.

I love the storyline with Lunar invading Earth. I love how Queen Levana utilises her skills to manipulate everyone in her sight. The best part of all is how the most unlikely crew have formed, have learnt how to accept one another and to fight to save Earth and to fight against Queen Levana.

A must read series. Highly recommended.

Written by Ling Lee (24/08/16).

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