Cress by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 4, 2014
Genres: Retelling, Dystopia, Young Adult, Sci-Fi
“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”
Meyer, you did it again.
Cress hits the ground running and doesn’t let you go until the very last page. Not even then. Cress left me wanting more the first time and it left me needing more the second. But what made me survive through was the fact that I can pick up Winter almost immediately.
This is go time. Not a drill. Winter is actually here and I can actually read it.
Cress, much like Scarlet, introduces us to another slew of characters. The first one we meet is Cress. Cress is our Rapunzel in this galactic once upon a time. And she is definitely one of the more unique characters to be introduced.
Cress has spent at least half her life trapped in a satellite destined to orbit Earth for almost ever. She has had very little human interaction other than her Mistress Sybil, who we’ve met before, and one little D-COMM to Cinder in book one. Like I mentioned in the first review, Meyer planned this series out to add little eggshells throughout the series that we discover who, what, they are later on. Cress is a little awkward, very imaginative, and a little too trusting. She has one really good talent, though. She can hack into any and everything. She is a computer wizard, having spent her entire life hacking into Earthen technology for Luna and Queen Levana. She is a great addition to the mix-match Cinder team.
We also get to meet Jacin Clay in this book. He becomes important in Winter, as told by the description. Not only do we meet Jacin, we also get to peek at Winter herself in Cress.
As I mentioned right off the bat, this book does not let you rest. This book starts off with action and it keeps up the momentum of what’s going to happen next? oh my god did that just happen? all the way through the book. If I had the time, I would finish this book in one night.
In Cress we are finally getting into what is Cinder going to do about her identity. What is she going to do with the discovery she was told in Cinder? She spent most of Scarlet being in denial about it, wanting to figure out answers about it, and she wasn’t completely sure what to do with the fact that she is the rightful heir to Luna. In Cress we finally get to see Cinder come to terms with herself, she still struggles a lot but that’s a part of anything, and she finally decides to take action.
We get more answers that Scarlet raises and it pulls up more for Winter to answer. Cress leaves off with a cliff hanger that makes you want more for Winter.
So now that I have officially re-read the entire series, aside from Fairest again, I can start Winter. I’m so terribly excited about it and it’s almost unbelievable I get to start it.