Published: February 2014 Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
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.
It pays to have a daughter who can get her hands on ARC’s of the popular “to be published” books because when I heard she had this one i put my name of the list of people she promised it to and one day it appeared in my mailbox.
The story takes up where Scarlet has left off and from the first page I could not put it down. The characters are engaging and the main women characters are strong-willed and the robot is hilarious. The male characters are great also. I can’t wait for the next installment to become available but I know it will be awhile because this one is going to be published until February of next year.
A fellow avid reader and blogger, Julie Graves of http://myfavoritepastime.blogspot.com had this to say about the book:
With each book and each added character I become more of a fan of these books. Captain Thorne as the worldly rogue and Cress as the innocent and naive make the perfect couple! Cinder and Kai seem like a lost hope with Kai going to marry Levana, but all hope is not lost for them as a couple. Wolf and Scarlet are not very prominent in CRESS, but their relationship has developed and there is a strong bond between them. Then I think my favorite character is the robot Iko! She cracks me up with her antics of trying to be human. She is quite entertaining.
If you haven’t tried The Lunar Chronicles you might want to reconsider.