(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. (via Goodreads)
I love this series. Let me tell you why.
I love the cast of characters. There are quite a few main ones at this point, but they’re each distinct and wonderful. Cress is adorable and Thorne is a ridiculous little charmer and together they are just so much fun. Best part? It’s not even instalove, even though Cress has had a crush on him forever. Being together helps both of them grow to be better.
Two other characters that get to me are Iko and Wolf for completely opposite reasons. Iko is just the best AI you could ever want and will have you grinning like an idiot. And Wolf just makes you want to cry.
Also both apply to Cinder and Kai, but spoilers.
The other thing I loved was the balance of romance and action and drama. It never felt like too much of one thing, or that the romance was taking over the plot. Plot lead to drama lead to romance lead to more plot. Also sweet vindication. And character development. But again, spoilers.
The last thing I loved was that in a series, this was a necessary book. A lot happened. If you skipped it, you’d be very confused when you read the next one, which doesn’t always happen in YA books. But characters grew, a lot happened in the world, and it was just a good book.
So! Lucky me, Marissa Meyer is having a signing in town this weekend, so I’m going to be hosting my first giveaway by offering a signed copy of Cress. Use the form below to enter and good luck! I’ll ship to US and Canada.