"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

22 May 2014


Meyer, Marissa. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3). Feiwel & Friends, 2014.

In this much-anticipated third installment of the Lunar Chronicles series, we meet Cress, a talented computer hacker who has been trapped on a satellite and spends her time spying on Earth for Queen Levana. Scarlet and Cinder attempt to rescue Cress, but things go horribly awry and the group spends the rest of the book a la the Two Towers separated and trying desperately to survive and to find each other. The ending of the book leads perfectly into a teaser for the final installment, Winter.

My students were lining up to read this book before it was even published. I purchased a copy for myself, read it in one day, and then added it to our library's collection so the students could read it, too. Some of my students have been turned off by the rather feminine-looking covers, but once I explain the plot (or better yet, have another student explain it), they are on board to try the first book. Definitely worth having in the collection.

Recommended for: teens

Red Flags: violence

Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

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