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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
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312642976
Branch Call Number: Science Fiction MEYER,M
Characteristics: 552 pages ; 22 cm


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Feb 24, 2021

Cress is a modern spin on the fairytale, Rapunzel, and the 3rd novel of the Lunar Chronicles series. Cress is a Lunar shell who lives on an isolated satellite orbiting Earth, working for the Lunar Queen Levana as a spy. Her job is to gather information about Cinder and her friends, so that Queen Levana can carry out her plan of taking over Earth. Meanwhile, Cinder is busy on the run, after breaking out of jail and learning to control her Lunar powers. But Cress is secretly a double agent, using the information on Luna to help Cinder and her friends. Cress knows that every move she makes is a matter of life or death, if Queen Levana finds out Cress’s real intentions. With suspenseful plot twists and life threatening adventure, Cress is the perfect combination of fantasy and sci-fi, and I would definitely recommend this book.

LoganLib_Sheridan Feb 08, 2021

I love Cress' cuteness and innocence as she has been socially isolated on a satellite for seven years with only a computer version of her younger self for company. This book is also where the team starts coming together.

I like Thorne a lot more in this book. We get to see a lot more of him and his character too. On a hilarious (and slightly SPOILERY?) note Wolf becomes a mopey emo boy.

I think a lot happens in this book but it is also a bit of a bridging book feel to it. There is definitely some important stuff happening such as everyone coming together but it lacks the action of the other books in the series.

Jul 25, 2020

Cress is a shell, supposed to be killed at birth. Sybil kept her alive and imprisoned her in a satellite as Queen Levana’s hacker. Cress still wants Cinder to overthrow Levana, so she helps Cinder and in return, they attempt to rescue her. This goes terribly wrong, as Sybil made an unexpected visit on the agreed date. Meanwhile, Queen Levana rages war on Earth, forcing the wedding date forward.

This book was entertaining but isn’t comparable to the previous books in the series.

Feb 02, 2020

I looooooooooove Thorne! He's the Han Solo of the lunar chronicles!

Jan 30, 2020

This book is nothing less than perfection! Probably one of my all time favourite books ever! It is definetely the best book in the series so far! I LOVE it SO much! I love Cress and Thorne's cute little relationship, and how everyone came together as a team at the end of the book!

Anna Beyer
Dec 08, 2019

This was an absolute favorite in this series or any other series! It was such a good book, and now I'm dying waiting for Winter. So exited to read Winter! Cress was such a well written book, and it touched my heart in a way I can't put into words. Loved it and totally recommend it, BUT only if you have read the first two.

Jul 10, 2019

Amazing! I haven’t finished it yet but I’m pretty close to the end! Can’t wait to finish it but I don’t want to finish it to quickly because I never want this series to end!!!!! Love Cress! She is soooo sweet! And Thorne is well Thorne love him too! And people say that Wolf is whinny in this one but NO HE’S NOT! I love him❤️ He is my favorite character probably but it’s hard to chose they all great! If you haven’t read the series yet you should READ IT! 
Leave a like if you love Wolf

Edit: I finished it! It was just as I thought amazing!

May 14, 2019

I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book whose author has a first and last name that start with the same letter (melissa meyer) this was my favorite book of the series so far. it's a nice light read.

Mar 20, 2019

Addictive and full of such great characters! So much better than the first two!

Feb 16, 2019

I loved this book soooooo much, I can't express it. This was by far my favourite book of the series and it is such a good book. There are so many cliffhangers and heartstopping moments and the ending is just ahhh.


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nadia_89 Sep 29, 2020

"Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?"
He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. "No. I'm pretty sure it was Cinder."
- Cress

Dec 28, 2019

“Which finger do you like the least?” ~Mira
Me: Excuse me?

Anna Beyer
Dec 08, 2019

"She's my Alpha"~Wolf

Anna Beyer
Dec 08, 2019

Kai: Um Cinder?
Cinder: Mm.
Kai: Your not manipulating me, right?
Cinder: Of course not!
Kai: Just checking.

May 16, 2019

Wolf: "It's all right. You loved her. I would feel the same if someone wanted to erase Scarlet's identity and give it to Levana's army."

Scarlet stiffened, heat rushing into her cheeks. He certainly wasn't insinuating...

Iko: "Aaaaw, did Wolf just say that he loves Scarlet? That's so cute!"

Scarlet (cringing): "He did not--that wasn't--" (balls fists against sides) "Can we get back to these soldiers that are being rounded up please?"

Iko: "Is she blushing? She sounds like she's blushing."

Thorne: "She's blushing. Actually, Wolf is also looking a little flustered..."

"Aces... is that all hair?!"-carswell thorne

Mar 05, 2018

"You can help me pick out a tiara when we're done saving the world"

Mar 05, 2018

"I promise I won't let you die without being kissed"
"But i'm dying now!'
"I will be the judge of when your dying now get up!"

Dec 07, 2016

"Hello?" A girl again. "I know you can hear me. I'm sorry my friend is such a wing nut. You can just ignore him."

Jun 20, 2016

"Cress trembled, nonsense words falling from her hopeless pleas. The man's sympathy and astonishment were gone, vanished as if they'd never been there. Perhaps they never had."

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Mar 20, 2018

Cinder and her band of friends are working together to rid Queen Levana of the Lunar throne. Cress is a computer whiz and expert hacker. She is supposed to be looking for Cinder but instead she has been secretly helping Cinder. Cinder flies to Cress’ satellite prison to rescue her. Unfortunately, everything goes wrong and the group gets separated during an attack. Scarlet is left behind and the group must go on with their plan to stop the wedding between Prince Kai and Queen Levana.

Mar 05, 2018

In this third book in Marissa Meyers bestselling Lunar Chronicles series Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow Together theyre 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 whos only ever had her netscreens as company All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker Unfortunately shes being forced to work for Queen Levana and shes 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 shed 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

Aug 22, 2015

As Kai's wedding date to Queen Levana draws nearer, Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf make plans to dethrone Levana. They decide their best chance is to rescue a Lunar shell named Cress from her satellite prison. Cress is brilliant with technology and may just have the skills and information they need to beat Levana. However, when their rescue attempt goes horribly wrong, the group is separated.


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Mar 05, 2018

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