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Audiobook Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

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In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, 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 Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

Reviews for the previous books: Cinder + Scarlet

My Thoughts:
Again, as with the other books, the plot was engaging and addictive. Only this time it stepped it up. I was seriously hooked on this book and I am so invested in these characters now!
I am loving watching all the characters grow and develop, as well as their interactions with each other. I also am really enjoying the blossoming relationships! I ship literally everyone who’s been hinted at being together. I am obsessed.

Boy, this was an emotional rollercoaster too! So much action and plot twists happen in this book. It has constant excitement, there honestly wasn’t a dull moment.
The worldbuilding is good; there isn’t tons of description, it gets straight to the point and the exciting parts – which is good. I like this dystopian world, it’s very interesting and I cannot wait to know/see more about Lunar!

This series is rapidly becoming one of my favourites of all time. I’ve actually laughed out loud listening to this! It is such an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend the audiobooks, the narrator is good and it is really easy to listen to.

Cinder: I love Cinder! She’s a great protagonist. I am highly invested in her character and rooting for her all the way. She’s very well written and very relatable. Cinder is really entertaining character, especially her interactions with the other characters. I really like that Cinder is instantly overpowered. She finds out her abilities and is still learning (and struggling) to use her powers, it’s nice that she isn’t instantly amazing with them, it’s very realistic.

Thorne is one of my favourite characters, he makes me laugh and fawn over him. He’s charming, sarcastic and ridiculous –  I live for his snarky comments and cockiness. He’s just so entertaining! I love Cinder + Thorne’s friendship/bromance! I also love Thorne + Cress. I can’t wait to see where it goes!

Although not one of my favourites, I still really enjoy Scarlet as a character. I like her and Wolff’s

Cress: I loved the addition of Cress! We got a hint of her in the first book, obviously, the series is already finished, so I knew all the titles – I was intrigued to see how her story would become intertwined with Cinder’s. She’s smart, cute, socially awkward + so relatable.


Luckily, the next book, Winter, is available at my library right away! No waiting. YAY!

Rating: 5 Stars!


17 thoughts on “Audiobook Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

  1. Great post! Would you say a lot of the action happens during the second half of the book? I’m about 40% into this one, and I’m actually enjoying it less than the first two! Which is…unexpected haha.

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      1. That give me hope, at least! I’m not hating it or anything, but I don’t know…I feel like I was more invested in Cinder and Scarlet by this point in the audiobook. But who knows, maybe I’ll love this when it picks up!

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