Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only 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 goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

My review:

“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”

Cress is definitely the best book in the series (so far). But I suppose we’ll see if “Winter” changes that!

I feel like there isn’t much I can say without giving away spoilers, so here it goes:

  • I am fascinated by how every character’s story is entwined with that of another’s.
  • Cinder is finally coming to terms with who she is (which is a complete and total badass).
  • Kai is still honourable and kind, but like always, he’s a little clueless.
  • Scarlet and Wolf still give me butterflies. He’s still dark and brooding but there are valid reasons for that.
  • Cress is a breath of fresh air. She’s so sweet and adorable and dorky!
  • Thorne is that quirky asshole you can’t help but laugh at, or laugh along with.
  • Jacin is rubbing me the wrong way but I’m hoping he’ll have some redeemable qualities later on.
  • We get a small glimpse of Winter, and well… colour-me-intrigued. I want to know more about her.
  • My heart breaks for Doctor Erland.
  • The Queen is still as fucking evil as ever. She needs to go.
  • Torin is a pretty cool dude.

I apologize for this completely useless review but you should just read the book! In my opinion, Cress and Thorne definitely stole the spotlight. I really can’t wait to get my hands on the next one.

★★★★ (4 stars) for Iko, because her spirit is everything.

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