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...more
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EDIT #9: THE COVER'S FINALLY REVEALED!! Oh, man, just LOOK at it. And do you SEE that synopsis. Someone help me, I need this NOW. (Continue reading guys, there's an excerpt!)
Oh, and guys. Want to hear something cool? Cress is named after watercress, which is a type of lettuce, just like rapunzel. That's brilliant.
Here's an interview from USA TODAY. Read it, it's super interesting. There's going to be a new character!! Not new, exactly, becaus...more
"When she was jut a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs."
Cinder?...and Rapunzel?...in a desert?...in 2014?
Can life get any more depressing?!?!?! It sounds so interesting but also sooooo far away! I just read Scarlet and now I have to wait a whole year!!!!
(was that the perfect gif or what?)
Oh and Scarlet and Wolf better be there too or I'll just...I'll just:
In the mean time....
The cover for these books...more
NEED. WINTER. NOW.
When I first jumped on the Lunar Chronicles bandwagon, I was late to the party. I tend to avoid any novel in the blogosphere that is garnering a ton of hype, due to past experiences where the hype completely killed my enjoyment. However, I dove into Cinder trepidatiously and came out completely in love, mostly thanks to the sweet nostalgia feelings from the cleverly added Sailor Moon references. And if that wasn’t clear bef...more
Are you absolutely sure you don't want to give it to me now??
Oh, and I had it straight from Marissa herself that, yes, Scarlet and Wolf will be in Cress with POVs!!! (I think the POV is Scarlet's though)
It will always be Kai and Cinder.
Her satellite made one full orbit around planet Earth every sixteen hours. It was a prison that came with an endlessly breathtaking view—vast blue oceans and swirling clouds and sunrises that set half the world on fire.
Teaser Sentence as Randomly Selected by Twitter. From page 28:
“I don’t mind the scars.” He shrugged, his eyes taking on a mischievous spark. “They hold better memories now than they used to.”
THINGS HAPPEN. AND IT IS AMAZING.
Full review to come.
Original Review 03/09/2013
Just got back from Marissa's signing in Toronto. She told us a number of interesting versions of fairytales which have given me a number of different theories about this book. The biggest being?
(view spoiler)[CRESS AND THORNE FALL IN LOVE! <\spoiler>
Basically Rapunzel's parents pawned her off to a witch after the witch gave her mother lettuce (her mother was craving lettuce while she was preg...more
We swing into action from the very beginning of this novel, during which we meet Cress and get to know the kind of life she lived inside this satellite for almost a decade. Like always, I love the references t...more
BEST YET. WINTER, WHY YOU SO FAR AWAY? WHAT IS BRAIN.
Originally posted at Writer of Wrongs
This review contains spoilers for books one and two in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Scarlet.
Okay. Words. I need to put together words for this book, but I can't because THIS BOOK.
It's a big, honking long book, and trust me, that's the best part. You never want this ride to end. We're thrust into action and adventure from the get-go. The characters you've come to love throughout the series suf...more
Cress was one of my most anticipated books of 2014 and so, I did a gleeful dance when it arrived in the mail. I really didn't know how Meyer could top the absolutely amazing Cinder and Scarlet, both of which are two of my all-time favorite books. Cress is definitely Marissa Meyer's best book to date and it upsets me how there is only one more book left in this series (Winter).
Cress, the titular character is probably my favorite character from Th...more
I’ve been very up front about my love of fairy tales, and Rapunzel is one of the only Grimms’ Fairy Tales that has a somewhat happy ending (even if it is a little bit risqué). In the original version, the prince finds Rapunzel after hearing her sing. He comes back day after day to listen to her, and eventually he sees the Witch and learns how to gain entrance to the tower. Which he does. Frequently.
*suggestively waggles eyebrows*
Which brings us to how Witch discovers that...more
OH MY GODDDDD!!!!! THE COVER HAS BEEN REVEALED!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
AND IT'S AMAZINGG!!!!!!!!
I CAN'T FUCKING WAIT OMG!
It sounds so amazing, I just can't.. like no.. waiting is so hard!
Cress comes out in freaking February! My birth month, so it's even harder to wait for considering it feels like I JUST HAD MY BIRTHDAY. But no... I didn't. 7 MORE MONTHS GUYS. IN THE MEANTIME I WILL HAVE TO BE TWIDDLING MY THUMBS...more
+ the plot
The book started remarkably slowly considering what had happened at the e...more
Not my favorite of the series but still enjoyable. There was a lot of setup for the last book which was necessary but not always engaging. Not that it really matters. BRING ON BOOK #4!!!
Opinion of this book:
Cinder and Thorne are fugitives on the run from Earthens and Lunars alike. Scarlet and Wolf have joined forces with them and together they plan to rescue the hacker (Cress) who has been imprisoned by Queen Levana. When the plan goes awry, the scattered group journeys to regroup and stop the royal wedding. As they plan and get ready to save the world, they learn more horrifying things about Queen Levana. With a huge bounty over Cinder's and Thorne's head...more
Ugh!!!!! THE ANTICIPATION is KILLING ME!!
Wolf and Scarlet and the clown(view spoiler)[Captain Thorn (hide spoiler)] better be in this book.
The date is so FAR AWAY
This review also appears on http://kittikatsays.blogspot.com/
I hate airports. I truly hate them. I read Cress for the first two hundred and fifty pages before leaving San Francisco Internat...more
AWESOME. INCREDIBLE. BREATHTAKING. WONDERFUL NON-STOP ACTION. And I can't put into better words how much I love this book, how much I love this saga. I'm so emotional.
I MEAN...ASDdfsdaFN IT IS FLAWLESS!
my favourite so far, I must say
and after reading the first 13 pages of Cress, I can say: This is the book I'm most excited in 2014, as for right now. I SWEAR. I can't just get Cincer & co out of my head. And after the reveal of the book cover I'm just...
THERE'S A COVERRRR!!!!!!! THERE'SACOVERTHERE'SACOVERTHERE'SACOVER
Gorgeous!! Probably my second favorite, behind Cinder. The cover of Scarlet was quite boring, I thought.
So does anyone think Cress and "Captain" Thorne will be a couple...?
I just finished Cress! And I'm unable to form coherent thoughts! Because it was just SO FREAKIN' GOOD!!!!
Okay, okay. *attempts to regain control of self*
I have a really hard time explaining just how much I love this series, how incredibly great it is (from the beautiful writing, to the amazing pack of characters, the laughing-out-loud kind of humour and the fascinating world and the too-awesome-to-be true plot-line)
With other series there is this strong feeling of them being composed of several ’individual books’, which they totally are of course – maybe I am not making my feelings clear with th...more
I can't say I enjoyed reading this; I counted down till the end. For those of you who aren't aware, Marissa Meyer and I have a love-hate relationship, leaning towards the latter, unfortunately. I found Cinder to be less-than-stellar, devoid of world-building and overtaken by a plot that was far too predictable. When the synopsis of Scarlet released, all it took was one mention of Wolf to have me scrambling for a copy. Admittedly, Scarlet had its flaws too, but I loved it. Unabas...more
Where do I even begin? I loved so many things about this book that it hard to communicate my thoughts into legible sentences, but I'll try.
This review will be in sections, a format I haven't used in a while but I think is fitting in this instance. So here goes.
I think this books entire plot can be explained in one image.
But I suppose I can more eloquently describe it with a bit more than just that image.
And by eloquen...more
Waiting is hard...
Oh my GOD that cover!
I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL AND NOW I AM EMOTIONALLY COMPROMISED.
She's done it again, folks. Marissa Meyer's done it again.
SHE MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH HER WORLD AND HER CHARACTERS ONCE MORE.
Let me first say that the Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite YA Science Fiction series. More than the intricate writing and the awesome characters, the books have what I deem is the most important... heart (and I'm not saying that literally). By "heart", I mean it has that amazing ability to reel you in and let you experience firs...more
Reading anything in so many point of views can sometimes turn out to be confusing.
I don't know how she did it but Marissa Meyer, not only...more
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CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.
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Cress leaned forward, propping her elbows on her knees, "Like the star?"
She stiffened, instantly embarrassed, and scooted back from him again. "Oh. Um. In a constellation, the brightest star is called the alpha. I thought maybe you meant that she's...like...your brightest star." Looking away, she knotted her hands in her lap, aware that she was blushing furiously now and this beast of a man was about to realize what an over-romantic sap she was.
But instead of sneering or laughing, Wolf sighed, "Yes," he said, his gaze climbing up to the full moon that had emerged in the blue evening sky. "Exactly like that.”
"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.”