Cress

Cress

Book - 2014 | 1st ed.
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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 prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312642976
0312642970
Branch Call Number: MEYER
Characteristics: 552 p. ; 22 cm.

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pb001 Nov 10, 2017

good .

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Marilyn34
Oct 23, 2017

This novel shows that even the timidest can be heroes, and never doubt your abilities.

Check out my review of "Cress" on my blog at:
http://axarr.blogspot.com/2016/05/review-wednesday-cress-by-marissa-meyer.html

sarahbru17 Jul 17, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
This new addition to the Lunar Chronicles introduces my OTP, so I’m unfairly biased towards it. It builds both individual character plotlines and the overall plotline in a good balance.

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midnight675
Jun 16, 2017

I loved this book and I definitely think that it was better than scarlet. I captured my attention immediately and kept it throughout the whole book. This series amazes me every time I read one of the book because of just how clever it is. The way that it perfectly intertwines fantasy and syfy is amazing and I love how there are little parallels between the stories and the tales they are based on all over the books. I think its just amazing. I cannot wait to read the next book!

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Aaronzhao
Jun 15, 2017

This book is just awesome

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Grace Ryan
May 27, 2017

This is my favorite book of all time. The romance is exciting and the adventure is captivating. I couldn't put this book down once I had started reading it. It's a MUST READ!!!!!

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marthabwaters
May 21, 2017

​What I love about this series is the way Meyer strikes the perfect balance between retelling a fairy tale in a such a way that enough of the recognizable beats from the original story are present, without making the book predictable. I think she made a really smart choice with this one to retell the story of Rapunzel by focusing on the less-well-known portion of the original fairy tale (when Rapunzel and her blinded prince are wandering through the desert after getting caught together by the witch) as the main action of this story. I super, super loved Cress and Thorn, and could read about them all day. Meyer also continued to nicely weave in the storylines of the characters from the previous books -- Scarlet and Wolf weren't as prominent in this one, but Cinder and Kai's story has some really satisfying developments. I have found each book in this series more satisfying than the one preceding it -- fingers crossed that this trend continues.

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Alirox02
May 15, 2017

This series is going downhill.

Not a fan of the relationship established in this one. Or the story. Or anything.

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ADWithrow
Mar 27, 2017

This was a really cute addition to the series. Though, it wasn't my favorite thus far (that honor goes to Scarlet). I did like Cress. Her story was both sad and fun. I loved being able to experience new things with her as she left her satellite and discovers the world. I did feel that she was a bit naive, even considering her circumstances, and that annoyed me a bit on occasion throughout the book. But overall she was adorable.

I really liked the growth for Thorne here. He experienced hardship but was able to maintain his cocky, arrogant demeanor which is so fun to read. I liked that he was brutally honest about his failings and tried to keep Cress from putting him on a pedestal. Though I must say, I agree with Cress that Thorne is not nearly as bad as he thinks. I am looking forward to the development in their story in the next installment.

Wolf and Scarlet broke my heart here. I am seriously hoping for a happy ending for them.

I did like the plot movement in this installment. I think the developments were well paced and allowed the story to move forward as a whole while still focusing in on the individual characters of Thorne and Cress. I love that, even in the midst of all this, Meyer was still able to provide some growth for the other characters who weren't the focus here.

Definitely looking forward to Winter!

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emmayoyo5
Dec 21, 2016

Team Thorn all the way, but my favorite couple is Scarlet&Wolf.

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Wreath_14
Dec 07, 2016

"Hello?" A girl again. "I know you can hear me. I'm sorry my friend is such a wing nut. You can just ignore him."

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Wonderful_words
Jun 20, 2016

"Cress trembled, nonsense words falling from her hopeless pleas. The man's sympathy and astonishment were gone, vanished as if they'd never been there. Perhaps they never had."

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SashaE
Feb 22, 2016

The cat has caught the bird... And she will scratch out your eyes too, You will NEVER see Rapunzel again

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livieb17
Dec 14, 2015

"Although. . . somehow, I always pictured the princess . . . I don't know. In a dress." -pg.541

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livieb17
Dec 14, 2015

"Believe me, Cress. The pleasure was all mine."-pg.513

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livieb17
Dec 14, 2015

Maybe there isn't such at thing as fate. Maybe it's just the opportunities we're given, and what we do with them.-pg.512

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livieb17
Dec 12, 2015

"He's just gone inside to be heroic."-Darla -Pg. 353

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livieb17
Dec 12, 2015

"I have no idea what you're talking about," he said. "But we'll go with it." -Carswell Thorne - pg. 140

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livieb17
Dec 12, 2015

It had been a long time since Kai had seen that expression on his adviser. The expression that indicated he thought Kai was a moron.
-Pg. 198

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blue_horse_1708
Dec 04, 2015

"I'm on my side,"
-Cinder

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

As Kai's wedding date to Queen Levana draws nearer, Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf make plans to dethrone Levana. They decide their best chance is to rescue a Lunar shell named Cress from her satellite prison. Cress is brilliant with technology and may just have the skills and information they need to beat Levana. However, when their rescue attempt goes horribly wrong, the group is separated.

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