- Release Date: February 4th, 2014
- Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
- Audiobook length: 15 hours 40 minutes
- Publisher: Macmillan
Cress is the third book in Marrisa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles Series. In this book, we get introduced to Cress who briefly appears at the end of Cinder. Cress is a highly imaginative teenage girl who has spent most of her life in isolation aboard a satellite. When the chance comes for her to embark on a real adventure with the crew from the previous novels; her will, smarts and survival skills are put to the test.
In a series featuring three (soon to be four) female protagonist, it’s amazing just how different each of their voices are. Cress is very much the opposite of Cinder and Scarlet. She’s a bit more on the whimsical side and isn’t quite as brave and fearless as they are. I liked that she was more a vulnerable character.
Meyer also rounded out the world in this book, one thing of note is that this book actually cleared up something that is never really addressed in the first two books (or at least I never caught on to) . She explains why there is so much prejudice against cyborgs.
As far as the continuity in the story goes, the novel doesn’t make a lot of leeway. As a third book, there was mostly a lot of filler. However, I enjoyed the characters and audiobook narrator Rebbeca Soler’s performance so much in this book, that I wanted to see what they were going to do next.
An adventure story that spans across the galaxy, this book sets the tone for the fourth book in the Lunar Chronicles, Winter.