Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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.
Oh Cress, you have captured my heart – with your whimsical ways, unexpected feisty-ness, romantic heart and unwavering imagination. Without a doubt no other heroine in The Lunar Chronicles series thus far have I connected with so keenly.
In this third installment of Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, we meet yet another re-imagined fairytale heroine, Cress. She is the modern day Rapunzel, trapped not in a tower but a lonely satellite orbiting the Earth. Isolated from from any other soul, her only company an A.I. programmed to be the likeness of her 10 year old self from some 7 years ago.
We first met Cress in the first book, when she warned Cinder of Queen Levana’s treachery. While she is Lunar, she has no lunar gift and is what they term a ‘shell.’ Perhaps thats one of the reasons she can sympathize with the Earthens because she has no powers, but shells can’t be controlled like Earthens can so there is still a difference there. Cress spends much of her time monitoring Earth, keeping tabs on Cinder and her crew and trying to make contact with them. When she finally does things race off to a fantastic start and the pace barely lets up for the rest of the 500+ pages.
There are twists and turns and little surprises in store for us readers and perhaps a smidge of heart ache. As many already expected, there is a new romance budding, and I do have to say I love the way this one developed. In a way I would say Cress grew up and out of her childish naivete and yet grew into her feelings. Now, I have to share my favorite quote of the books because well it was just too flipping funny.
Cress left me clamoring for more and aching for a time machine so I can get my hands on the last book Winter all the sooner.
Read my review of Cinder
Read my review of Scarlet