Man, I didn’t realize how sad I would feel after finishing this book. I started this series when Cinder first came out, and now, years later, it has finally ended. I’m so mad at myself that it took me this long to finally read it, but I’m so glad i did.
I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as the others I’ll admit, but it’s really my own fault. It’s been over two years since I read Cress, so I unfortunately spent the first couple hundred pages trying to remember who’s who. That being said, despite the slow start (and the fact that this book was a little too long for my taste. 800 pages could have easily been condensed) I still ended up enjoying this book immensely.
My only main issue (other than the pacing) was that I sometimes felt like there was too much going on. I loved complicated stories, I truly do. But, I sometimes felt like the various storylines prevented character development from occurring. Plot vs. characters is always a difficult balance to get right, but I wished she would have spent a bit more time on the characters, than the storyline.
Continue reading “Winter” by Marissa Meyer : Book Review
One of my most anticpated book releases of 2014, Cress by Marrisa Meyer, did not dissapoint. Cress is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles, with CInder and Scarlet being the first two. I won’t mention specifics in case if you haven’t read them, just mention my general feelings toward them. Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella, Scarlet, a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and this one was a rettelling of Rapunzel. Set in a futuristic world full of cyborgs and androids yet having magical people such as the Lunars, this world is a amazing and wonderfully complex.
Cress was my favorite of the three. I really loved how the story progressed and loved the character Cress. Although Linh Cinder is still my favorite character, Cress was refreshing to read about because although she was likable, she was also quite different from Scarlet Benoit and Cinder. I loved the development of her relarionship with Thorne and the adventures they went through. I really sympathised with her as well and almost cried when she found out about something that had to with her parents. (youll know if you read it.)
Scarlet is quite a minor character in this book, which was a little depressing, but I have a feeling she will have a much larger part in the last book, Winter.
Cinder was wonderful as always and she blossomed into an even awesomer person. She was very brave and smart in this book, but also pretty badass.
The story flowed very nicely and there was quite a bit of action in this book. The writing was simplistic, yet really pretty. The romance was just enough to keep yo wanting more, but not too much. Great characters as always, and I love the different settings that Meyer incorporates into her stories. Overall this was a fantastic book, and i cant think of anything to complain about. I guess only the fact that Marissa Meyer needs to stop writing cliffhangers…