Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Cress - Marissa Meyer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm waiting on Cress by Marissa Meyer.

Marissa Meyer
Series:  Lunar Chronicles #3
Release Date: February 4th, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Waited on by: Noor
On Goodreads

Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. 

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only 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 goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

So, I reviewed the first book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, on this blog and I own the second book, Scarlet, and have intended to read it for a while, but school is trying to prevent that (and succeeding). Anyway, I thought the first book in this series was SO well done for a fractured fairy tale type book. The synopsis of this one looks particularly interesting, especially since she's combining fairy tales and keeping characters from the first two books. Also, it is based off the story of Rapunzel, which has always been one of my favorite stories (and not just because of Tangled. It may be my favorite Disney Princess movie, but I have always loved the story of Rapunzel, even as a small child). And I found out that cress is a type of plant from the same family as the rapunzel  plant and I think that is just so extremely clever. Marissa Meyer definitely didn't disappoint me with her first book and with the new and interesting take she has on these classic fairy tales, and I am super excited for this book to come out (by which point, I will hopefully have squeezed in enough time to read the second installment). 

- Noor

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