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review 2017-06-03 22:40
Cress
Cress - Marissa Meyer

So far, Cress is my favorite of the Lunar Chronicles. I have to say I have a bit of a book-crush on Thorne. He is just so freaking adorable! And match him with the quirky personality of Cress... ahh (insert big sappy grin emoji)

 

Really, this book was just so much FUN! I can't tell you how many times I giggled out loud - which rarely happens to me while reading!

 

I've been pleasantly surprised by this whole series. It's been a long time since I haven't been let down by the subsequent books. I've been listening to these on audiobooks downloaded from my library. The narrator does a fantastic job, but I'm enjoying them so much and want to share them with my daughter when she gets a bit older, so I'm just going to have to purchase the box set for the personal bookshelf :)

 

Let's hope I didn't just stick my foot in my mouth and jinx it for the final book, Winter. I hope it doesn't fall short of the other books for me!

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review 2017-05-29 19:54
Review: "Cress" (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Cress - Marissa Meyer

Another volume, another heroine.

 

     Getting back in this world and meeting my favorite characters again made me really happy. Only after I started reading Cress, I realized how much I’ve missed them!

 

     The plot is well-paced, so when you see that the book has over 500 pages don’t freak out because it’s a fast-read, you will surely be sucked into the fictional world and the events will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end and will make you want it to have had even more pages.

 

      The story is told in multiple POVs, just like the previous two books, but Marissa's writing is so easy and straight forward that you won't get confused, even though there are a lot of events and plot twists that take place throughout the book.

 

 

     With every new book there are new characters added, each of them vibrant and full of personality and you will surely love them like I do. Cress is one of the characters that I have much sympathy for: she is so innocent, curious and full of life that you can’t not love her. She is such a sweetheart and a genius tech, Rapunzel-like but she is also really clumsy. Furthermore, she and Thorne make a cute pair.

     

      And for the world building, in each book we find more and more about Cinder’s world, about its history, its laws and so on, so Meyer is not just great at creating amazing characters but also great at constructing well-built fictional universes. What disappointed me in this volume was Wolf’s attitude, he acted the whole book as a jerk, I understand that what happened with Scarlet made him worried but ACTING LIKE A BASTARD WON’T HELP HER, YOU STUPID…! anyway, besides Wolf being useless I think there wasn’t anything else that bothered me…well, actually, maybe just the fact that Scarlet was almost absent from this installment, so I hope that she would appear more in the next volume.

 

      And, last but not least, I have to tell a few words about Iko too, because she is totally my favorite character!! I mean, I think Iko is surely the favorite character of all the ones that read this series. She has such a great personality, I love her humor and she seems more human than a human being even though she is a robot. Through the end Meyer gives us a glimpse of Winter, who seems a little weird but her personality intrigued me, so I can’t wait to read more about her in the next and last installment of the Lunar Chronicles series: Winter.

 

      If you haven't read this series yet, what are you waiting for?

 

     I’m going to start reading Winter, meanwhile I left you my favorite quote from the book:

 

 

“Captain?"

"Yeah?"

"Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?" He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. "No. I'm pretty sure it was Cinder.”

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text 2016-11-23 16:54
Extended Weekend Reads!
After Atlas (Planetfall Novel, A) - Emma Newman
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
Rise of Empire - Michael J. Sullivan
Cress - Marissa Meyer

So this is an early edition of Friday reads because the long weekend is upon us.

 

Looking forward to starting After Atlas since I loved Planetfall so much! 

 

The Nightingale is so powerful.  I'm halfway through it at this point. It's beautifully written, unnerving and makes you think in a way good historical fiction should.

 

Rise of Empire is still good so far, I'm halfway through the first book in the compilation which I will review when I complete it.  

 

Across the Universe wound up boring me too much,  so I set it aside and decided to pick up Cress and  finish a series I have found reliably entertaining. 

 

I'm looking forward to the long weekend and spending time with my boyfriend, my family and friends. Hopefully squeezing in SOME reading in here and there.

 

Happy reading everyone and enjoy your weekend whether it be extended or not! :)

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review 2016-11-18 21:51
I do believe Carswell Thorne is my favorite character in this series…
Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3) - Marissa Meyer

Book Title:  Cress

Author:  Marissa Meyer

Narration:  Rebecca Solar

Series:  The Lunar Chronicles #3

Genre:  Fantasy, YA

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

✾Goodreads Synopsis✾ 

 

 

 

♫  Come And Get Your Love by Redbone  --this is the song that Chris Pratt dances to in the opening credits of Guardians of the Galaxy…I think it embodies Carswell Thorne very well.   I don't know…I just picture Chris Pratt when I think of Thorne…♫

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  5/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  4.5/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration: 5/5

Ending:  4.5/5  Cliffhanger:  Yes, totally!!!

 

Will I continue this series?  Most definitely…

 

 

 

4.8/5 STARS

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

Another great edition in the Lunar Chronicles…loved it.  While Carswell is my favorite character, Cress is super sweet and little spunky too.  I just think, maybe, I wasn't feeling  the love between them so much, but that could change. Also, I'm not sure why, but Wolf and Scarlet kind of seemed off-putting for me.  Maybe, it's the separation.  Cinder was awesome, and getting more so as this series progresses.

All in all, this had some interesting developments and cheer-worthy scenes.  For sure looking forward to Winter in the near future (hopefully).

⇝Sex Factor⇜  As always…sex is not a factor.

 

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text 2016-11-18 15:21
Friday Reads!
Rise of Empire - Michael J. Sullivan
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
Across the Universe - Beth Revis
Cress - Marissa Meyer

It's that time of week again! 

 

So I'm diving into the next compilation in the Riyria Revelations series.  Actually, I already started it. I usually read this series along with my morning coffee.  I wake up smiling and looking forward to it. Love it when a book has that effect on me.

 

The Nightingale is historical fiction at its best. Riveting WWII story.  

 

Across the Universe is the first book in a completed YA sci-fi trilogy that I've been meaning to read. I think I'm only reading completed series or almost completed series from now on. Easier on my brain. With that in mind, I need to finish the Lunar Chronicles and I left off in the middle of Cress.

 

That's what I plan on reading of course. It's subject to change. Not much planned this weekend, so I hope to get more reading done.

 

What are your reading plans?

 

Happy reading! 

 

 

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