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.
Hello booklovers! I’m finally all caught up with The Lunar Chronicles books and, wow so many things happened in Cress, I’m practically bouncing in my seat because I can’t wait to have Winter in my hands. I’ll probably read the novellas closer to Winter’s release, or soon, since Fairest came out not a while ago. We’ll see (if you thought they were any good, please let me know).
Now, this review contains midly spoilers since so many things are going down in this third installment, so please, proceed with caution. Can we agree Cress’ cover is the prettiest so far? I’m in love with it.
Cress, a shell who’s trapped in a satellite that orbits around Earth and works for Queen Levana as her personal hacker, is our new main character, and she’s so freaking adorable. I think it was super cute how she would imagine being someone else when she was nervous or wanted to give up, and her crush with Thorne was to die for, and very relatable if we’re being honest. And now that I mention the dashing Thorne, what a pair do these two make. I was most likely laughing or smiling like a fool to their moments together, they’re basically walking dorks.
“But you’re a prisoner,” said Thorne.
“I prefer damsel in distress,” she murmured.
One side of Thorne’s mouth quirked up, into that perfect half smile he’d had in his graduation photo. A look that was a little bit devious, and all sorts of charming.
Cress’s heart stopped, but if they noticed her melting into her chair, they didn’t say anything.”
But let’s get back to the plot, sorry I get carried away with my emotions. Cress is contacted by the Rampion’s crew since Cinder knows she’s a good hacker and could probably help them with their attempt to stop Queen Levana and Kai’s wedding. But when they attempt to rescue Cress, they find a threat that ends up with the crew being apart. Wolf, Cinder and Iko stay in the Rampion, Cress and Thorne end up lost in the Sahara’s desert and Scarlet is taken by Sybil back to Luna. To sum it up: everything gets pretty much messed up.
Cinder soon realizes that finding a way to stop the royal wedding and trying to dethrone Levana, it’s not as easy as it seems, especially when her group gets divided. But, as always, she demonstrates to be a strong willed person and tries her best to make everything right. Meanwhile Cress and Thorne try to find their way to Cinder, but this turns out to be quite the adventure. Thorne can’t see because of a head concussion and Cress first time on Earth turns out to be trickier than she had anticipated. But my heart completely went to Wolf and Scarlet, Wolf is so heart-broken when he finds out Scarlet has been taken, and Scarlet is just plainly being used and abused. I just hope these two have a better faith in Winter.
“She’s my alpha,” he murmured, with a haunting sadness in his voice.
Cress leaned forward, propping her elbows on her knees, “Like the star?”
She stiffened, instantly embarrassed, and scooted back from him again. “Oh. Um. In a constellation, the brightest star is called the alpha. I thought maybe you meant that she’s…like…your brightest star.”
Wolf sighed, “Yes,” he said, his gaze climbing up to the full moon that had emerged in the blue evening sky. “Exactly like that.”
I don’t want to say anything more about the book, but I’m really excited to meet Winter, since I certainly hadn’t been expecting her story line to be quite the way it’s described in Cress. But our crew is mostly together again which means they are about to kick some lunar ass. I can’t wait. Can it be November already?
“And if it turns out I make a terrible princess?”
He shrugged against her. “The people of Luna don’t need a princess. They need a revolutionary.”
Cinder furrowed her brow. “A revolutionary,” she repeated. She liked that a lot better than princess.
I hope all my reviews on this series encourages you to pick these books up since they are so worth it. Have a nice weekend! xx