Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Posted October 6, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Cress by Marissa MeyerSource: Physical Book Purchase

Format: Hardcover

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Date Read: April 2014

Genre: Fantasy, YA

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.

More Information:
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Series: The Lunar Chronicals #3

Also by this author: Fairest


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Read on April 26, 2014
Read for Fun (Physical Copy)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: This is the first of The Lunar Chronicles that I read instead of listened too. That made Cress by Marissa Meyer an all around different experience and still highly enjoyable!

Overall Thoughts: (Quick Review) I will admit that this is one of those series that I normally listen to but for charity I read it during Dewey’s ReadAThon. I actually enjoyed the story without the narrators voices but I will go back to listen to it before the last book comes out. I know that I was going to enjoy Thorne and Cress. Thorne is just a little bit of a bad boy but he has a good heart (he reminds me a lot of Captain Hot Pants from Firefly). Cress is always going to be the character that stole my heart because she went way out of her comfort zone to help people she didn’t know. She is a rock star IMHO and just a brilliantly crafted character. Plus, she is a total nerd girl! There was a great balance with the rest of the characters and I can just tell we are getting down to the finale. There was lots of action, suspense, and overall story arch move ahead. It is odd that I am drawn to this since it is a little bit steampunk, a little bit fairytale retelling, and a whole lot YA. However, I love this series and will be sad to see it end.

Final Thoughts: I am on the countdown to the final book. I am pretty sure I will cry.

FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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4 responses to “Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

  1. Yey!!! Yeah, I freaking loved Thorne and Cress for those exact reasons ;-). I really liked that Meyer included a heroine who was more naive and physically weaker than Scarlet and Cinder since it rounds out the cast nicely. Omg I’m so excited for Winter! That ending!!!!!