Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Sci-fi Fantasy/Retellings
Publisher: Square Fish
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (Book 3)
Rating: 5 Stars
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Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana's evil plan, has a slight problem, She's been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has only ever had her netscreen 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 involving Cinder, Caption Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf 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.


I have absolutely fallen head over heels for this book series. Cress has to be my favorite out of the series do far. I loved how in this one you got to see the world through another persons perspective, but also keeping up with Cinder and Scarlet stories as well. I also loved how Meyer did a Rapunzel retelling, and also kept with an amazing plot line that had readers on the edge of their seats. I can't wait to read Winter (coming this Fall), and I can't wait to see where Meyer will take me in this next installment. So, until then, I'll be waiting....


  1. I've heard about this series all over the internet, I'll have to check them out! :) BTW there is a NK-YA fest at the Kenton County Library (Erlanger Branch) on October 24th at 1pm. Some of the authors that will be there are Melissa Landers, Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon plus lots more! :)

    Miranda's Book Blog

    1. I will have to check it out! I met Melissa back in February, and recently met Carey and Lorie a few weeks ago. I'd love to see them again, thanks!