Wednesday, 22 April 2015

And then there was Rapunzel

Cress is the third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series. following Cinder and Scarlet.

Incarcerated in a satellite, an expert hacker and out to save the world - Cress isn't your usual damsel in distress.

CRESS grew-up as a prisoner.  With only netscreens for company she's forced to do the bidding of the evil Queen Levana.  Now that means tracking down Cinder and her handsome accomplice Emperor Kai.  But little does Levana know that those she seeks, ad the man she loves, are plotting her downfall ...

As paths cross and the price of freedom rises, happily ever after has never seemed further away fro Cress, Scarlet and Cinder.

This is not the fairy tale you remember.  But it's one you won't forget.get.

I seriously love this series and I am far from being a young adult but I do love Sci Fi so perhaps I was predisposed to love these books.

Cress as we all know by now is based on Rapunzel and offers a love interest for Carswell Thorne (her innocence, insecurity, enthusiasm and naivety and his worldly charm, charisma and irreverence) and they make a fine pair.  Cinder joins the happy band and adds another layer of expertise to the group.  Again Cress has been written with her own clear voice so it is easy to make her out amongst the hoard of other characters.

We know that she has been stuck on a satellite with only herself for company and the occasional visits from the Queen’s chief thaumaturge.  But everything is not all that it seems.  The crew attempt to rescue Cress and this is a desperate action whereby noting seems to go to plan and the crew are separated.  And henceforth the remainder of the novel will remain a mystery until you read it for yourself.  Suffice it to say, the decisions she makes has Cinder wondering whether she is becoming like the person we all love to hate.

Even though I had read the previous books the big reveal was a bit of a surprise (somehow this passed me by even though I had guessed the previous pivotal moments).  Iko gets a surprise and I am so pleased for her (I think apart from Thorne, Iko is my favourite character in this series.  For an android she is so human.)

Well there are obviously trials and tribulations that the team have to face and face them they do.  There is never is dull moment from the get go.  There are epic treks, damsels in distress battles and splashes of sunshine and romance along the way. Although these characters are teenagers they are way beyond their years; they are not whinny or stupid.   They are strong likeable characters that connect in more ways than one.  Even though I love how these characters connect I don’t really see why they have to be paired off; why did Thorne have to be paired up with Cress, could this loveable rouge not have been kept single as most loveable rogues are. 

That said Meyer wrote a beautiful novel wrapping up the adventures of Cress well and introducing the new character in the final chapters.  This novel cannot come too soon. 

I really liked this novel and gave it 4 stars on Goodsreads and Amazon.

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