Cress, by Marissa Meyer, is the third book in the Lunar Chronicle series. The series is about a group of, well, teenagers, who are trying to save Earth from a power crazed Moon queen. Each book is loosely based on a different fairy tale, and each book has its own main character that is supposed to represent the main character of the fairy tale.
I love the Lunar Chronicle series; it is so original compared to most of the other popular series hitting the shelves these days. Each character is strong and worth investing your reading time in. So far there is Cinder (Cinderella), Scarlet (Red Riding Hood), and Cress (Rapunzel). With these three characters are also a few secondary characters that a reader can’t help but fall in love with. In this series you will find love, friendship, heart break, suspense, adventure, and heroism. Also, the villain is one of the best villains EVER. She is the queen of the moon, Luna, and she is just about as evil as they come. She can (and loves to) bend the will of humans to do just about whatever she wants them to do, including killing themselves and worshiping her. Can you imagine if that kind of person is the ruler of the moon and Earth? That would be horrible. Hence, the teenage rebellion.
Cress’s character is based on Repunzal, and she has been locked in a satellite (instead of a tower) for seven years by herself. I love her, she starts off a little socially awkward, but she learns her way around other people quickly. She has lived a heart breaking existence for just about her whole life. You can’t help but fall in love with her. In this book there is betrayal, heart break, and lots of action packed adventure. Who to trust? Where is safety? When will the next attack happen?
Interested? Go find a copy of Cinder, the first book, and start the series for yourself. The fourth book, Winter, is going to be released on November 10th, 2015. That’s too long to wait!