Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

13206828Cress. Marissa Meyer. Sci-fi/Romance/Retellings. 2014. 550 pages. 5 stars. [Source: Bought as paperback from Fullybooked]

“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.”

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, 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 her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned 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 just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress 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 really enjoyed reading this one! It was by far my favorite compared to the prior books. As a kid, I loved watching Barbie as Rapunzel (don’t judge!!!!!) and going back to it with such a modern twist satisfied me on so many levels.

I love how in this book, all the characters from the previous books are all grouping together and coupling up. With a bigger problem in their hands, I didn’t expect for the romance to take on such a big part of the series. But I’m not complaining!!! This book featured my NEW favorite couple.

tumblr_n1llg4hwd21qdrmm5o1_500Crescent Moon and Captain Carswell Thorne have captured my heart and broke it so many times with their could-be romance. I read Cress so quickly because I was looking forward to Cresswell and seeing their coupling happen. It’s cute because Cress and Thorne are almost polar opposites: Cress is shy and super timid while Thorne is loud, witty, and charismatic. Not to mention reeeeaaallllyyy flirtatious. Cresswell is now battling Warnette (Juliette and Warner from the Shatter Me series) for top spot in Best Ships in my heart.

The plot has developed so well that you can just see the tension building up so much that I’m waiting for it to snap and see the impending action that this series is promising.

Whereas I didn’t like Scarlet, Cress has totally made up for it by sweeping me off my feet and making me fall in love with not just the idea and plot, but with the characters as well.

If you were discouraged from reading this after Scarlet, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. You will not regret it.

BONUS!
Quotes I really liked from the book:

“Captain,” she murmured.
“I think I’m in love with you.”
An eyebrow shot up. She counted six beats of his heart before, suddenly, he laughed.
“Don’t tell me it took you two whole days to realize that. I must be losing my touch.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

“I promise, I will not let you die without being kissed.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

“Captain?”
“Yeah?”
“Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?”
He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. “No. I’m pretty sure it was Cinder.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

“Have you given any thought to your wedding vows?” Kai snorted.
“Delete anything that has to do with love, respect, or joy, and I’ll sign on the dotted line.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

“An animal?” Thorne said, and she realized he’d been waiting for her to further explain what she was seeing.
“It has long legs and horns and…and it’s beautiful.”
“Oh, good, we’re back to this, then.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

“If you honestly believe that,” said Thorne, stowing the gun again, “then you really don’t recognize true value when you see it.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

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