Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer




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.


★★★★★(5 stars)


Cress has been confined in a satellite orbiting around the Earth for seven years. As the head thaumaturge’s most talented hacker, she is tasked to hide Lunar ships, track records and most especially, locate Cinder and Thorne’s whereabouts.

But as her betrayal was discovered, Cress’ mistress was sure that disposing her would be the best option until, she and her companion survived the crash of the satellite to Earth.

As they find each other in a series of mischief, the group started to plan their way to stop Levana from being the empress of the Commonwealth.


First and for all, I would like to inform my dear readers the fact that I have included in my review of Cinder and Scarlet some of the things that are quite general for the whole series. To make this review short and not redundant, I decided to just state only the things that I have observed in the third book of the series. If you want to read my review of the first two books, click (Cinder & Scarlet)

  • This is better than the first two novels. You better read this to read for yourself to know what I mean. (smiles)

  • I love Cress and Thorne’s tandem. Their love story is witty. I don’t know if I am the only one who noticed but every time their parts were being narrated, the author tend to craft the story in a more creative way.
  • The character developments were impressive. As I have mentioned in my review of Scarlet, I love how fast the characters are adapting to the situations they are in, but then, I was disappointed of Kai. In Cress, we see how each character develops into something very very interesting as well. Everyone including Kai. It’s not because of the sappy ending but because of the fact that Kai tries his best to seek answers than mere being problematic.


To sum everything up, Cress has been a great novel. From first to finish, it was definitely a page turner. No wonder why the series became so popular after the release of Cress. With it’s very intriguing and exciting end, surely, the readers would be wanting for more. I recommend this series who loves fairytale retellings since it retells the story about Cinderella, Little Red Ridding Hood, Rapunzel and for the last novel, Snow White.

Till my next blog post everyone!



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