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And, Sybil, should you find these perpetrators, I order their immediate deaths. I cannot be bothered with trivial arrests and trials on my wedding day.

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Speculative

Rating: L


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.

Bluestocking’s Learned Opinion: I really enjoyed this book. The action is definitely starting to pick up. As you can tell from the cover, Cress represents the cyberpunk version of Rapunzel. Hopefully, she won’t be “frolicking” with her rescuer like the actual Rapunzel did. I really enjoyed the fact that Cinder is starting to embrace her destiny as Luna’s rightful queen. I thought it was very interesting that the disease that was afflicting Earth was really a form of biological warfare on the part of Levena. Even more interesting is that the Lunar aren’t as safe as had been previously assumed. I’m not sure how many books are left in this series, but I’m hoping that Levena ends up being torn apart by her own people. That would be poetic justice.


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