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Cress Hardcover – February 4, 2014
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"Stars Above" by Marissa Meyer
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Marissa writes books for teens, including the NYT bestselling series: The Lunar Chronicles.
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Top Customer Reviews
I love fairy tales. I also love SciFi. Marissa Meyer does such an excellent job in putting these two together! It is amazing to me as well that in this third book of her Lunar Chronicles series that she also handles multiple points of view and story-lines so seamlessly without losing my interest or confusing me. This is storytelling at its best!
I don't know how she comes up with the back-stories for her characters that build these amazing plots, nor how she creatively takes a beloved fairy tale (Rapunzel) and creates this amazing story. I just know that she does it well. I was immediately drawn in to Cress's world, her joys, and her fears from the first page. None of the characters in this series are perfect, and Cress is no different. I would say, however, that all the characters are perfectly flawed and I wouldn't change a thing about them. They are all consistent and I felt they react as they should if they weren't just in a storybook world. I loved Cress! She is amazing! She isn't my favorite character. I think Cinder, Scarlet, and Thorne are all vying for that place, but I still love all of these characters. I can't say that I love the villains, which are Queen Lavana and Sybil, but they are very true to who they are and what they do.
I just have to note here that I am very happy with Thorne's place in the whole plot. I felt he was meant specifically for someone and now I know that he is and I am very happy about it. :) Prince Kai redeems himself to me in this book. I loved him in Cinder, not so much in Scarlet, and I am falling back in love with him in Cress. We also meet another leading man and a new leading lady that I'm sure will be much more present in the fourth book. I'm really looking forward to it!Read more ›
Cress is a great addition to Marissa Meyer's series, and fits in nicely with the first two books. On top of that, Cress stands out as its own book with its own story and characters - with this third book, you can readily see how different the characters are and how each book has a different "feel" to it!
Reasons to Read:
1. Complex, detailed plot development:
You see hints of this in Cinder and Scarlet, but by the time we get to Cress it's becoming clearer how much detail and thought Marissa has put in to this story. There are all sorts of secrets and twists that begin to make a lot of sense!
2. Cress' character stands out on her own:
One of my favourite things about The Lunar Chronicles is how each female protagonist (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress so far) is so unique from the others. And Cress is so naive and anxious, yet such a dreamer! I kept telling my younger sister that she HAS to read this book because Cress reminds me so much of her - and I think Cress is going to resonate with many readers (particularly some younger ones is my guess) or for all of us with our awkward moments.
3. Fantastic balancing of a large cast of characters:
At this point, there are a lot of characters bouncing around in Cress and it would be very easy for them to become muddled and confused but amazingly, they aren't. The story is set up with each character in a very specific position with their own unique purpose. To me, this is the best way to appreciate so many different characters at once.Read more ›
A spectacular third book in the Lunar Chronicles that will have your head spinning in pure bliss! Filled with all the same fun characters from all the previous books, and some new and intriguing ones that bring a different kinda dynamic to the story, with a thickened plot and a world of trouble and drama, CRESS has lived up to all my expectations and some!
What a mind blowing ride CRESS took me on! I learned early on from book one not to underestimate Meyer's and her mad writing skills. But for some crazy reason I always do just that, and each book just gets better and better, surprising me with a more engaging read each time! This book was hypnotizing and absolutely addicting from the very first page. I could not put it down for nothing, and I loved all the new and exciting characters that were introduced and became a great addition to this fantastic series!
The characters were once again wonderful! Theirs so many main characters in this book that you would think it would be hard to follow, but surprisingly it's not. I found that all the characters and different POV's only developed the story more, making it complex and that much stronger. I really liked how in the beginning all the characters were together, and then slowly they all started getting separated from each other because of a different traumatic event that in my opinion only strengthened the story. And then you have all the different POV's from the characters in different places and your able to see what's going on all around the world.
I loved all the characters for different reasons. Cinder because the girl has been through much and is still determined to save the same people who once mocked her for her disability.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! The novel is amazing! Best of three so far. I am really excited to read the next installment. I wanted to know who Princess Winter is! Read more
I am completely obsessed with this series! Cress is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles quartet. I picked up the first book in this series and just couldn't put it down I flew... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jenn
CRESS is Out of this world awesome I was hooked from page 1 couldn't put it down!!! The Lunar Chronicles is back and better than ever full of mystery epic romance sci-fi thrills N... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Chanell Renea
Rapunzel, Rapunzel. . . probably one of the princesses I like the least. To be fair, it's not Rapunzel's fault- she was written to be that way; the damsel in distress, tucked away... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Angela M. Senft
I really liked this book. I would recommend this book to anyone regardless of their book preferences. Ready for the next one.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely love this series! This story is so fun and intriguing and fast paced and romance. It really has it all! So sad that I'm halfway through it!Published 3 days ago by Marybeth K
Cress! Oh my, I don't even know how to start this review because there's no words to describe how much I enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer