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Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

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Even in the future. there are damsels in distress...

In the third installment of the Lunar chronicles, Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana's evil plan, has a slight problem. She's been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress a great hacker. Unfortunately, she's
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Hardcover, 550 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
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    Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Nov 22, 2015 Jesse (JesseTheReader) rated it it was amazing
    THIS BOOK DEFINITELY LIVED UP TO THE HYPE FOR ME. OH MY GAHHHHH.
    ACTION. ADVENTURE. MADNESS. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY MY NEW SHIP: THORNE AND FREAKING CRESS. I LOVE THEM TOGETHER SO MUCH. AHHHH.


    (sorry not sorry for my not so professional review. ALL THE CAPS LOCK. ALL OF IT.)
    Anne
    Jan 02, 2015 Anne rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: favorites
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    Emily May
    Feb 25, 2016 Emily May rated it really liked it
    “Have you given any thought to your wedding vows?” Kai snorted.
    “Delete anything that has to do with love, respect, or joy, and I’ll sign on the dotted line.”

    3 1/2 stars. After I finally gave in and read Scarlet recently, people have been urging me to read Cress. I can see why - this book is so so much fun.

    Firstly, I have to say that Meyer has really worked on her pacing since the days of Cinder (which I personally found really boring). This book zips along from action scene, to discovery, to
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    Angela
    FAVE.



    May or may not be because of Thorne.

    (It totally is.)
    Steph Sinclair
    This is my 100th book of 2013 and it was magnificent.

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    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
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    Angelica

    "When she was jut a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs."



    BEFORE READING:
    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!!!!
    It's like....

    (was that the perfect gif or what?)

    Oh and Scarlet and Wolf better be there too or I'll just...I'll just:
    explode
    EXPLODE!




    In the mean time....
    wait
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    g
    bob



    UPDATE!!!!!
    The cover for these book
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    Katerina
    Apr 13, 2016 Katerina rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: fantasy, dystopia
    “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”

    Once Upon a Time,there was an avid reader (let's call her Teri) who lived and breathed words.When she was sad,she bought a book to cheer her up.When she was happy or successful,she bought a book to celebrate.When she was worried,she bought a book to forget her problems.One cold winter's night,she found herself in a magical place known as the Bookstore.A place full of wonders and fairydust,a safe haven from a world so mundane and sel
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    Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
    Reread updates:

    “The people of Luna don’t need a princess. They need a revolutionary.”
    Cinder furrowed her brow. “A revolutionary,” she repeated. She liked that a lot better than
    princess.


    WELP. I'm sad to say that Cress still drove me mad for the first 75% of this book, but once again, she inexplicably improved in the end. This is one series that benefits greatly from multiple POVs.

    Onward and upwards.

    THEORIES: (view spoiler)
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    Kat O'Keeffe
    Feb 19, 2014 Kat O'Keeffe rated it it was amazing
    Every single book in this series is FANTASTIC! Winter just became my most anticipated book of next year. I cannot wait to see how this series concludes!

    Full review to come :)
    Bangadybangz
    Feb 28, 2016 Bangadybangz rated it it was amazing
    Okay so I'm going to be honest, I was a little bored with this one early on when it was just mostly Cress and Thorne wandering around the desert, but then HOLY CRAP this book got good!
    There was so much going on in this and it was so exciting and I just loved the way all the characters' story lines were all tied in with each other, and literally just this story is so gripping. I love it. I love all of the characters. Their each so unique and wonderful and flawed and beautiful and swing all of the
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    Elevetha

    2014?

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    Are you absolutely sure you don't want to give it to me now??

    Like, positive?

    Ugh.

    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)


    4.5 stars.
    Sarah (Starry Night Reader)
    Last night at around 1:30am, I came upon what I could tell was the beginning of the end of this book. It seemed like a good place to stop for the night, because I was still 150 pages from the end, and didn't want to get caught up in the conclusion of the story only to have to put it down to sleep. 1:30 is already past my bed time anyway! I put the book down, turned out the lights, and lay there thinking about how in the hell the gang was going to pull this epicness off.

    And thinking...

    And thinki
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    April
    Jan 25, 2016 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: favourites, reread, 2014, 2015
    First read - 18th February 2014
    Reread - 14th November 2015

    COMPLETE PERFECTION
    Gillian
    *EXPLODES*

    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 su
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    Darth J
    Jun 22, 2015 Darth J rated it it was ok
    Shelves: disappointing, series
    After just finding out that "Cress" stands for "Crescent", this is what is running through my head:


    Sorry but this book just dragged on and on. I get that the author is trying to pull multiple POVs together now into one story, but it was very stop/start when done in the same scene. I didn't care very much for this entry in the series. I was so bored with this one that I have very little to say about the dry plot.
    Christine Riccio
    Apr 24, 2014 Christine Riccio rated it it was amazing
    CRESS WAS SO GOOD!!! JUST UPLOADED MY BOOKTALK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSUVQ... Let's talk about it!!!!!!
    Laura Marcela ✎・:*:・ |spoilers af|
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    |4.3 stars|

    “You said yourself that the people of Luna need a revolutionary.” She lifted her chin, holding his gaze. “So I’m going to Luna, and I’m going to start a revolution.”


    Blurb: 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 Cre
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    Liz
    Mar 29, 2014 Liz rated it it was amazing
    Five wonderful stars!

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    Wonderful
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    Just.oh.so.wonderful read
    Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    Nov 09, 2015 Jillian (bookishandnerdy) rated it it was amazing
    OH MY GOD

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    I need to sleep but i'll come back a write review...I CANNOT WAIT TO READ WINTER OMG
    Yousra
    Mar 12, 2016 Yousra rated it it was amazing
    THIS BOOK IS INSANELY A-M-A-Z-I-N-G



    Review:
    The Lunar Chronicles just keep getting better and better.
    NEED. WINTER. NOW.
    The characters: Phenomenal. Marissa Meyer knows how to develop some solid characters and keep them strong and consistent. The characters are the most important, strongest, and most loved part of this series. Scarlet and Wolf, Cinder and Kai, Thorne and Cress, Iko, Dr. Erland, Torinn, and even Levana are all such incredible characters that live in our imaginations and our heart
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    Pip
    Jul 16, 2015 Pip rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Oh Lord. This book brings out the terrifying 14 year old fangirl in me.

    I thought she was gone, but alas, she is not

    SET THE FANGIRL FREE
    Avery
    Dec 04, 2013 Avery rated it it was amazing
    EDIT 12/04/2013

    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)
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    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    WOW. WOW WOW WOW. I can't even properly process all my feels. This was SO FUCKING GOOD.
    Giselle
    Jan 09, 2014 Giselle rated it it was amazing
    Holy crap what a wild ride! In this 3rd novel of the Lunar Chronicles series, we meet Rapunzel Cress and embark on her unplanned journey to earth. This novel is easily my favorite in the series thus far - and funnily, Rapunzel is also my favorite fairytale princess! We are just meant to be!

    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
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    Renata
    Feb 22, 2016 Renata rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: favorites
    5 ESTRELLAS POR QUE NO PUEDO DARLE MÁS ESTE LIBRO ES UNA OBRA MAESTRA QUE DIOS BENDIGA TODA TU VIDA MARISSA MEYER GRACIAS POR ESTA SAGA Y ESTOS PERSONAJES Y POR TODO, bueno me voy a calmar.

    La cosa es que yo leí Cinder el verano pasado y me enamoré, al principio estaba como tantos androides y cyborgs y que es esto pero a medida que pasaba las páginas me enamoraba cada vez más de la historia y todo y no lo sé, Crónicas lunares está pasando a ser mi saga favorita de todos los tiempos y aún me queda
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    Dorreh
    Mar 15, 2016 Dorreh rated it really liked it
    Well I probably want to start with the fact that I didn't give this book the 5 full stars I gave the other two books before this one. It's not a matter of liking this book less, because I didn't, I loved it just as much as the other two, only this one had some minor mishap that made it slightly less appealing.

    For starters the book had a relatively slower pace than the other two, and when it's a matter of comparison, this point stands out in an authors style of writing. This slow pace in turn le
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    Andrew (BritBookBoy)
    Nov 16, 2015 Andrew (BritBookBoy) rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 6-stars, buddy-reads, fall
    My heart actually hurt a little turning that last page. I was NOT ready for this to be over.

    I adored this book so much it makes me want to pull a Cress, hack into Goodreads and create a special sixth star just to bestow on it's awesomeness.

    I also had so much fun doing my first ever buddy read on such a brilliant book with Margi, Gavin and Sha :)
       Maggie
    May 22, 2016 Maggie rated it it was amazing
    I don't think there are enough words to explain the beauty of this book and it's writing.
    Natalie Monroe
    Warning: this review will contain excessive Tangled gifs. Because I can.

    4.5 stars


    I think I've pinpointed the reason why I didn't like Cinder in the first place. I couldn't connect with Cinder the character or Kai, and the writing/plot wasn't great enough to make up for it. But then came Scarlet with the unlikely pairing of Scarlet and Wolf and completely knocked my socks off, leaving me tentatively hopeful that maybe, maybe I had been too hasty with my judgement and this series is like Legend, t
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    Jennifer
    Jan 15, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
    This book was PERFECT. I am so in love with this series and characters and world and... EVERYTHING IS JUST PERFECT, OK!? So many feels...I'm totally fangirling right now. I'm pretty sad there's only one book left...I might put off reading it for a little while because I'M NOT READY FOR THIS SERIES TO END!! :(
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    I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I'm big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.

    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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    “Captain?"
    "Yeah?"
    "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.”
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    “He froze, becoming stone still. As the hover climbed the hill to the palace, his shoulders sank, and he returned his gaze to the window. "She's my alpha," he murmured, with a haunting sadness in his voice.

    Alpha.

    Cress leaned forward, propping her elbows on her knees, "Like the star?"

    "What 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.”
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