Navigation Menu+


Posted on Jul 31, 2015 by in Book Reviews, Spoiler Free |

Cress by Marissa Meyer

…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…


This series is really keeping me hooked. You can tell by the reviews I’ve been doing…all Lunar Chronicles. (No worries though, there aren’t any more books out yet for this series and I plan on the next review being The Book Thief)

Anyway, things in this book start out great. You got the whole gang together, they’re trying to rescue Cress and doing great heroic things in order to dethrone the evil Queen Levana!

That is, until their rescue mission sort of fails and the crew gets separated. Yeah no good.

The plot and pacing in this book will keep you at the edge of your seat. I found pacing no issue in this book and kept me reading. (Which is a big accomplishment nowadays cause I’m having reader’s block…) Even when the characters are just wandering around trying to regroup, you still found it interesting cause when there aren’t ships crashing on Earth, you got some good character interaction going about.

By now in the series, characters have good, clear cut personalities. Even with new characters jumping in with each book, Marissa Meyer has no problem getting character development going within a few chapters. I find it fun to see characters talk to each other and not just one person talking to only that person. We’ve got awkward moments going on between the members of the crew and it makes it seem very natural.

Also with writing style, it was great once again. The switching of POV between characters kept the suspense going on in each of their situations.

I was a little disappointed that we hear more from one than in others. In fact, I’m pretty sure that some characters didn’t get their own POV chapter at all! You got to share the love with everyone, you know? I’m curious about what one character is thinking but we don’t get to see it. Meyer kind of dampened the potential of character development with this “favoritism” and kind of left the others alone.

Despite this, I thought it was a great book. I’ll sit here and wait until November. Bye.

5/5 trees