"Cress" by Marissa Meyer

This story starts off quickly and the pace maintains a rapid speed straight through until the end leaving the reader breathless and wanting more. Marissa Meyer's writing style is concise and smooth, giving us just enough description without bogging us down and thus keeping the reader engaged and unwilling to put this one down.Cress
I was immediately drawn in to Cress's world, her joys, and her fears from the first page. None of the characters in this series are perfect, and Cress is no different. I would say, however, that all the characters are perfectly flawed and I wouldn't change a thing about them. They are all consistent and I felt that they reacted as they should if they weren't just in a storybook world. I loved Crescent moon! Cress is simply an adorable character: very innocent, very naive and also incredibly brilliant. To top it off she is a true romantic at heart, which is a great combination. And then there is Thorne “Captain.” I'll admit that he irritated me a bit at first, but then little by little his true colors came out and I was quite captivated and charmed in spite of myself.

The plot moves much further along in Cress and we even get a little bit of a tease for he Lunar Chronicles Book 4 - Winter at the end. I can't wait to see how this tale plays out, can't wait to get to know Winter, and can't wait to see more of Scarlet and Wolf (my personal favorites). If you've enjoyed this series thus far, I guarantee that Cress delivers. You won't regret picking it up.

Jackie Mikolaski
Library Associate