Marissa Meyer, Cress, (2014), 552p
Yay! I have finished off my “trilogy” for my 2015 Reading Challenge. Yes, I realize that this series will realistically have 5 books in it, but it’s the only “trilogy” that I was dying to read. And I’ll count those beauty books towards something else on my list. For a quick recap, you can check out my reviews of Cinder and Scarlet here.
In this book, we officially meet Cress, who proclaims herself to be a “damsel in distress”. Cress has been imprisoned in a satellite for more than seven years and has never been allowed to cut her hair, which has grown to Rapunzel-like lengths. Cress is a super hacker, who’s skills have been utilized by the Lunar Queen to track down Cinder. But, alas, Cress has been using her super skills to aid Cinder. When Cinder and her motley crew try to rescue Cress, the plan goes awry.
I hate to say this, but to me this was the weakest of trilogy. Yes – I liked Cress but I didn’t “connect” with her the same way I did with Cinder or Scarlet. While I like the different viewpoints of story, there almost seems to be TOO MANY in this book. However, I did enjoy the sweet naive love story between Cress and Thorne. 🙂 🙂
I’m looking forward to Fairest and Winter. Even with the weak link, this series has been a hit in my books!
2015 Reading Challenge: the final book in my trilogy!