Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Even in the future. there are damsels in distress…

In the third installment of the Lunar chronicles, 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 netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress a great 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, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes as a high price. Meanwhile, 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.

“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”
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Cress is the third installment of the best selling series of Marissa Meyer, The Lunar Chronicles series. Cress is a sci-fi futuristic retelling of Rapunzel with a a twist of Star Wars and Terminator set in Commonwealth, Egypt and Luna. Cress is a sixteen year old Lunar shell, hacker trapped on a satellite for years with only her netscreens as her company.
Cinder and Thorne are wanted fugitives in pursuit to bring down Queen Levana. Cress was given an order to track down the wanted fugitives, Cinder the cyborg mechanic and Thorne her ultimate crush. Kai is now engaged with Levana in exchange for the cure of leutomosis and to keep peace between Earth and Luna. Fates brought Cress to Cinder, Scarlet, Wolf and Thorne. Together, the gang plots to overthrow Levana and stop her from waging war.  Written in a multi point of view in which we start off with Cress’ perspective and then Cinder and the gang. From Commonwealth, to France to outer space and then Egypt, we are thrust on an action packed and thrilling adventure.
 Marissa Meyer’s characters are so believable and real but my favorite is Little Crescent Moon. Cress is a Lunar shell who’s naive, adorable, excellent hacker, kick-ass brave girl and has no experience on the world. When Cinder and the gang came to rescue her, she was experienced a whole new adventure she have only seen on Net Dramas. She has an ultimate crush on Captain Carswell Thorne since before they meet. You’ll see how their love will develop all through out the book. Who can’t resist a swoon worthy Captain right?
This is a fast paced and page turner science fiction. This is by far the best book in the series. I couldn’t pick up and start reading books for weeks but with the help of Cress, it helped me cure my reading slump. I even slept like 4 am just to finish it. I swear you will love this as much as I do. It is full of empowerment and feminism. Those kick-ass protagonist are truly inspiring. The love story are not the main focus of this book but I love to see how Cress and Thorne and the other gang’s love developed all throughout the book.
Not only does this focus on wars but also on family, friendship, commitment and love. There were parts that will keep you from laughing especially on Iko’s dialogues and part where everything feels so heart wrenching especially the ending.
Overall, this book is a MUST READ if you feel like reading sci-fi YA books. I want to recommend it to you. I hope my review will encourage you to go to your local bookstore and buy this right now! I gave a 5 out of 5 stars of goodreads! HANDS DOWN MARISSA MEYER! I hope you’ll visit PH soon!
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