Cress by Merissa Meyer

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As with the previous books in the lunar chronicles Cress is a fairytale retelling of Rapunzel. This book introduces our new character Cress a lunar “shell” who happens to be an amazing hacker who has been locked away in a satellite since she was ten years old doing Queen Levana’s dirty work.

We were briefly introduced to Cress in book one when she warned Cinder of Queen Levana’s plan to kill the emperor.

Cress is an interesting character in the sense that for a girl of her age she is extremely naive due to her isolation. You get a real sense of compassion for her due to her isolation and her lack of human/lunar interaction. She is a sweet, shy character with a vast knowledge of almost everything and I really liked this combination it makes her very likeable and relatable.  I thought the romance between her and Thorne was cute and very well done, just what I think a “first love” should be like.

One of the best things about this series is how distinguishable all of the characters are even when they are all together. Merissa Meyer has done a fantastic job of building an individual story arc for each set of characters and has developed some amazing and unique individuals.

We also got introduced to Princess Winter towards the end of this book and let me tell you I think I am going to love her. She seems like she is going to bring just the right amount of “good crazy” to the story to help keep it interesting.

I found this book to be the hardest to initially get into, I found the first couple hundred pages very slow and predictable. A good example of this is when the “Gang” is separated early in the book when they attempt to rescue Cress. While I appreciate why the characters were separated the way they were separated was very predictable and disappointing.

I loved that we got to see more of Luna in this book. Once again Merissa Meyer did a fantastic job bringing this world to life I don’t think anyone can fault her world building it is fantastic.

Solid Four stars – great addition to the series, fantastic characters and world building but the predictability let it down.

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Miss Quinny Rating 4 Stars (4 / 5)

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