Must I say Marissa Meyer did an amazing job at turning the story I was once told during my childhood about Rapunzel to something even more magical!
Please, a round of applause everyone for the amazing Marissa Mayer!
Every time I finished a book in the Lunar Chronicles my heart began to hurt more and more so I decided to put my excitement aside and learn to enjoy the moment by taking my time to read. But, as you all know I am the Binge Reader which means that there is a 0% chance that I will actually put down a book that ends up in my hands and HONESTLY that’s how I felt with every book in the Lunar Chronicles. The one thing I loved about this book was that not only was I introduced to the two most peculiar and cutest couple (Cress and Thorne) but that most of the characters got to meet each other and also under some very peculiar circumstances, and as one they decided to put their differences aside and tried to save the world from a dictator who yearned for nothing but greed, greed for power, wealth, beauty and revenge. This is what I love about writers such as Marissa Meyer, they take the affairs of the world and try to educate the younger generations but at the same time give them heroes such as these characters to inspire them to be the change in this world. If I’ve learnt anything from these books it would be to love and except yourself as well as others and to celebrate each others differences, “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” – Oprah Winfrey
My first impression of Cress was that she was clever but also a push about especially when it came to her mistress Sybil, I thought of her this way until the end of the book after Sybil had died and all the horrible and emotional, tragic events took place. I started to get really excited when I felt like Cress and Thorne were going to become a couple, but I was not impressed with Thorne as he was really cold and blunt towards her. Or maybe I always found it difficult to like Thorne out of all the characters as he was constantly sarcastic and showed no emotions beside his flirtatious behaviour, with EVERY female he came across. I felt that Cress was a special person and needed someone to love her deeply, and after being locked up in a satellite around her whole life she needed real friends.
This is the one thing that sort of saddened me about the book Cress, it was that even up until the last book Cress was not as close to any of the female or male characters as she was to Thorne. I felt like the characters were not as welcoming and kind to her as they should/ could have been. Despite all of this I found that Cress and Thorne’s adventure in the desert was cute but also intense as they were in the middle of nowhere searching for help, this is when I started liking Thorne as he was even generous enough to give his water to her when they hardly had any left (the tough boy is coming out of his shell). I was soo happy for them when they found help and acted as newlyweds. This was when they coincidentally ended up finding cinder and the rest of the crew. I think that was when I started crying because my baby Wolf was being drugged because he was so violent and angry about Sybil taking Scarlet to Lunar. And Cress was kidnapped because she was a shell, but then found and what was cute was Thorne (blind Throne) was about to die because he lost her. At the same time, Dr Dmitri Erland turned out to be Cress’s Father and and he died but before he did he formed the solution for Thorne’s eyes and told him to take care of Cress.
Basically, Lorrrrrd Have Mercy Upon My Soul. This book drove me maddd, that’s why I’m basically repeating everything that happened because I was shocked, overwhelmed and confused and my emotions were bloody everywhere. You all should recommend the Lunar series to friends and family.