In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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 prevent her army from invading Earth.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped 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 being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
This third of four books in Meyer's Lunar Chronicles has no shortage of humor, action, or romance, and the author still delivers the clever fairy-tale twists her readers expect. Cress, a self-proclaimed "damsel in distress," has been imprisoned in an orbiting satellite for more than seven years, and has never been allowed to cut her hair, which has grown to Rapunzel-like lengths. Though Cress an expert hacker is supposed to be tracking down the fugitive Linh Cinder for Lunar Queen Levana, Cress has been secretly aiding her. When Cinder and her crew try to rescue Cress, the plan goes awry, leaving Cinder's group scattered and fighting for survival. Meyer continues to show off her storytelling prowess, keeping readers engaged in a wide cast of characters while unfolding a layered plot that involves warring governments and a fast-spreading plague. The momentum Meyer built in the first two books continues to accelerate as the stakes grow higher for Cinder and her friends. The next installment cannot come fast enough. Ages 12 up.
Love it. Love it. Love it! This book was so good. It was so heart warming to see Cress falling for Thorne. I love the adventure and the wild journeys they ‘fall’ into.
Best book ever!
Third book in and it’s only getting better! Meyer really knows what she’s doing in this book, with every romantic interaction, loss or gain my heart continues to flutter. I absolutely love every single book in the series to the very depths of my sole and this is the best book of the series, and that says something! These books are my life so I am giving a bit fat thumbs up to this book and highly suggest you give it a go!
BEST. HECKIN’. BOOK. EVER.
I love Rapunzel so maybe imma bit biased but seriously EVERY Cress and Thorne scene (besides that ‘lil miscommunication you-know-what) was absolute GOALS.
I can relate to Cress on such a deep level and seeing things from her perspective really changes how I see the world. She is just in awe about everything and it is just So Beautiful! *holds in happy-sobs* Plus, Thorne’s (even if it was slight) character development was beyond amazing. I loved it. All of it. (Even scenes featuring everyone else, but honestly I lived for Cress and Thorne in this book.)