Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #3
Publisher: Square Fish
Date Published: January 27, 2015
Genre: Fairy Tale, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Pages: 592 (paperback)
Age Range: 12+
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
Okay, SO things got real good, real fast. We immediately jumped right back into this story, and I loved it! We got some new characters, we got to see just how evil the Lunars are, we spend more time with our favorite characters, and we get to FINALLY get some answers. I'm starting to really see how everything is going to tie together in the end, and I'm so excited.
First, we meet Cress. Now, she's not my favorite, and I found her naive and a little annoying, but you would be too if you were stuck on a satellite in space for ages. Besides Cress, we get to learn more about Cinder and her past, we get to learn more about Scarlet, and we get a lot more of Thorne's hilarity. Thorne is possibly my favorite character after Cinder- he brings some much-needed to hilarity to a rather heavy story, and, at the end of the day he's actually a good guy. Wolf just keeps getting more and more useless. If I had to pick a least favorite character, it would be him. I have a feeling that he ends up saving the day in Winter (the next book), but so far, he's kinda pointless. Sure, he's a good fighter, but it's pointless if he can't fight because he could lose his temper or be taken control of. Cinder just keeps getting more, and more AWESOME. I really like where her character is going. The more we hear about Kai, the more I like him. At first, I just thought that he was okay, but now... Oh, boy I love him. And Jacin! Ugh, I don't trust him. I really hope that he chills out before I try to kill him.
The plot is getting less and less predictable. I really have no idea what's gonna happen in the next book. I really hated (and by hated, I mean I was almost crying but it was still so good) when Scarlet is captured on Luna and she has to let that awful little boy practice his powers on her. I had shivers up my spine. I also hated when she was being interrogated and she kept letting her smart mouth blab to Levana and Sybil, and it got her in trouble, that's when I screamed out loud. I loved the bits with Cress and Thorne because his condition and hilarity, mixing with her naiveness made for a really good time. There were a lot of moments with them where I was on edge, and there were a lot of moments where I laughed out loud.
I cannot wait for the final book. I really hope that we can serve Levana's head on a silver platter because I HATE her. I realllly do. Usually, I like a villain because they are a villain (see Shadow and Bone review where I really like the Darkling) but I really just despise Levana. I hope that we figure out how to fix Thorne because.... well, his issue is kind of A BIG PROBLEM. I hope that we can figure out what's going on with Winter because she sounds really...off. I hope that Wolf gets his act together. And I hope that Winter and our new frenemy Jacin get together because it sounds like he loves her, and I want her to be happy even though I haven't met her yet, and I don't really trust him. Like at all.
I cannot wait for Winter to be released. I've already seen it's cover, like everyone else, and it looks perfect! SO EXCITED!!!!