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Cress by Marissa Meyer

October 30, 2019
Cress by Marissa Meyer

Each book in this series just gets better and better. In this instalment, we were introduced properly to Cress, the Rapunzel of the series. She's a shell trapped on a satellite near Luna that acts as their digital spy hacking into things and camouflaging ships. She's incredibly sweet but also very resourceful and although she feels fear very intensely she always manages to battle it. Her interactions with every other character were so varied. With Thorne she was comfortable, she was at first terrified of Wolf and Cinder, confused by Iko. Watching her grow in confidence was such a sweet journey.

So much happened in this book. So much. I think that Scarlet and Wolf are my favourite pairing of the series. Mainly because of the Little Red Riding Hood aspect. I'm a bit biased. All their little moments together just make me squee. I saw a lot of reviews saying that they felt not much actually happened in this book. I have to disagree. it was packed full to the brim of action. Whilst it may not have been battle-related the plot was still driven forward massively. Whether it was from reveals of identities, captures, new revelations or problems with peoples plans.

My favourite part of this book was how everyone got split up and had to find their way back together. It allowed for new bonds to form outside of the main group, which then affected what they were all like when they came together.

I'm trying to be vague because even though this came out around 2014 there are still people (fools) like me that haven't read this series yet.


Name: Cress

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Puffin

Pages: 550

ISBN: 978-0-141-34015-9

Rating: 5/5

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Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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