In this third book in Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, 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 prevent her army from invading Earth.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped 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 being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

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


All I can say is that Cress has been the best yet of the Lunar Chronicles! This book introduces only two new main character, and as you could guess, one of them is Cress. Her actual name is Crescent, like the moon, but she goes with Cress. And as for the other character, his name is Jacin. He was one of Queen Levana’s soldiers.

This book follows the gang of Cinder, Iko, Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf. Although things seems to be coming together, separation has got the best of them. And the long forgotten Dr. Erland has made a great comeback. Some good things are coming, but after the separation, it seems everything is crumbling to the ground and nothing can be repaired.

What I really liked about this book is that emotions are getting deeper and you’re getting to know the “deep stuff” of all the characters. This goes especially for Thorne and Cress. Their relationship evolves tons and it definitely brightens up all of the problems that occur. This book also made me feel a lot more of the intense scenes and what fates everyone will have.

Overall, this book was the best yet. I keep saying that and I know I’ll probably say that about the next book, Winter, which I cannot wait for! I really recommend this series, it’s great if you’re into the future dystopian feel.


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