Thanks for stopping in to check out my thoughts on Cress, the third book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Read on to find out why I recommend this title! Be sure to watch the coordinating video on my Book Tube channel!
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends | Macmillan Audio
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Format: Audio MP3
Pages: Hardcover: 550 pages | Audio Length: Approx 15 hours
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Source: Library Borrow
Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Fairy Tale Retelling
Review Date: March 16, 2015
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had 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 of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
Cress is fun and a fresh take on the Rupunzel fairy-tale. Outside of Cress, I've never read nor heard of another Rupunzel retelling, so that made it even more special.
This story does a good job encompassing all of the previous ongoing story lines in addition to incorporating new plots and characters.
I credit Meyer's ability to create such a rich and complete world. I felt totally immersed and I could easily visualize many of the locations that this adventure takes us to.
I'm very much looking forward to Winter. I'm listening to Fairest now, and it's making me even more anxious to find out both how Winter will play into the things going on in the present time line and how things with the war and Queen Levana will be resolved. I anticipate a firecracker of an ending.
Rebecca Soler did an amazing job with narration. She's able to stretch and bend her voice to the many characters in the story. Her narration was always on point with what was going on in the scenes. She was excited, sad, hurt, etc. when the story called for it. Soler was able to make me as the listener feel the story through her words and that really enhanced the experience even more.
If you enjoyed both Cinder and Scarlet, then you will enjoy Cress as well. I certainly did. If you haven't gotten into this series yet, but you enjoy fairytale retellings, then The Lunar Chronicles is one that you should absolutely check out! Especially in audiobook format.
Happy Reading & Listening,
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