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Giveaway & Review CRESS by MARISSA MEYER @FierceReads @marissa_meyer

Book Description

 February 4, 2014

Amazon


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.

About the Author
Marissa Meyer's first two books in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Scarlet, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Marissa lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their three cats.




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MY THOUGHTS:  ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Just days after I finished this book I was stunned by a picture of the International Space Station silhouetted against the moon.  I sighed and thought of Cress stuck in her little satellite orbiting the moon and thinking of how she could escape her fate.  After contacting Cinder and Thorne, her long hoped for rescue goes awry and Scarlet is taken captive while Wolf is gravely injured.  Cress has escaped with her prince, Thorne, although he too is injured.  By luck or chance, the pair have crashed into the desert close to  where Dr. Erland is researching the cure for the Luna-born plague.

As Thorne and Cress travel to the nearest city, they make some interesting discoveries about each other and Cress has heart almost broken.   With the wedding of Kai and Levana just days away, Cinder must find help for Wolf who is heart broken and injured.  Finding Dr. Erland, Wolf is healing and Cinder tries to make a plan to stop the wedding and rescue Scarlet.  This is seriously enthralling and the whole story just plays so well with the background of the Rapunzel tale.

OH MY GOSH! Now the next story is rumored to be about Winter, Levana's step daughter and one time keeper of Scarlet and is based on Snow White.  The last page of the story had me wishing there wasn't this ending but I know it will continue in the next book and the circle will be complete.  We are given a few brief glimpses into Winter and I can't wait until I find out all the details, in a year, sigh.  Parents:  there is some kissing, some violence, some language but overall this is pretty clean and you will probably want to read it yourself.





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75 comments:

  1. Just requested book one at library cause went to read 2 but prefer to do I order you think it matters. Should I wait read 1 , first.

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    1. I would read them in order, kinda like Harry Potter, it would be hard to start this series in the middle.

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  2. I have two favorites. Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty.

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  3. My favorite fairy tale is Snow White and Deerskin

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  4. I like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast

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  5. Snow White and Rose Red. I also like the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses.

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  6. My gut always chooses the Cinderella story as my first favorite fairytale! But, I always liked Snow White and Rose Red too.

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  7. Ooh, I'd love to win this one!! I love fairy tales, but Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite.

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  8. Beauty and The Beast but I also love The Little Mermaid.

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  9. This does sound like an intriguing story. Great review.
    Ann

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  10. I gotta get my hands on this book! Loves the first two. Favorite fairytale...sleeping beauty.

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  12. I love Sleeping Beauty. This sounds fantastic. So can't wait to read it.

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  13. Beauty and the Beast is probably my favorite fairy tale. =) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  14. I like Puss N Boots. Thank you.

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  15. I have always been a sucker for Cinderella.

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  16. My favorite fairy tale has to be The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Thank you for this giveaway. - cindy

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  17. Beauty and the Beast is a definite favorite, though Sleeping Beauty is a close second.

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  18. Snow white and the seven dwarfs

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  19. My favorite is The Little Mermaid

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  20. 12 Dancing Princesses and Beauty & the Beast are tied.

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  21. Beauty & the Beast and Sleeping Beauty have to be the ones I love most! I can't get over those two! ^_^

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  22. Beauty & the Beast, Snow White and Cinderella.

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  23. Little Red Riding Hood.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I have to agree with the Little Red Riding Hood.

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  25. I love the moon! My favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid

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  26. I can't pic just one!! I like them all

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  27. I love all fairy tales (especially retellings)
    I especially love Snow White retellings (not so much the original story/Disney version)

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  28. Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite. As a child she was my favorite princess and a an adult I love Maleficent.

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  29. My favorite fairy tale would have to be Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. It's hard to pick one!
    -Kate

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  30. Sleeping Beauty or The Little Mermaid. :D
    Thank you!

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  31. Oh, god. Um... I think I'd have to go with 12 Dancing Princesses.

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  32. I always really enjoyed The Emperor's New Clothes.

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  33. Beauty and the Beast
    The Little Mermaid

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  34. Snow white! I love the new Once Upon a Time show that takes a different look at the story.

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  35. I really like Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel : )

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  36. My favorite fairy-tale is the Goose Girl, but fractured fairy-tales are my hands-down favorite genre. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  37. The Snow Queen is my favorite!

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  38. Beauty and the Beast :) I saw the stage play last year even.

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  39. Alice in Wonderland is my favorite right now, but Beauty and the Beast comes in a close second!

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  40. I loved the Snow Queen... Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  41. My favorite is The Little Mermaid!

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  42. Beauty and the Beast! So romantic. My husband even makes fun of me that I liked the miniseries that was on back in the 80s.

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  43. The Handless Maiden by Brothers Grimm!

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  44. My mother read my sister and I Snow White and Rose Red. We are one year apart and this was OUR book:) Later, Cinderella became my favorite since my name is Cindi!! lol

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  45. My favorite is Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel!

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  46. Hans Christian Andersen's THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM

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  47. Hansel and Gretel.....I need this book !

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  48. Snow White--but I like re-tellings of it best.

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  49. I don't really have 1 favorite..i like them all- cinderella, beauty and the beast, hansel & gretel, snow white, little red riding hood.. I do love some of the retellings of them too!!!!

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  50. I love them all! If I had to choose one though, I would go with Cinderella.

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  51. My favorite is Beauty and the Beast.

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  52. My favorite is Sleeping Beauty, but I really love all the fairytales in the show, Once Upon a Time!

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  53. My favorite Disney fairytale is The Little Mermaid. Also, The Twelve Dancing Princes as well as The Six Swans are two favorite folklore tales I enjoy hearing.

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  54. I really like Beauty and the Beast!

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  55. My favorite is The Emperor's New Clothes

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  56. Beauty and the Beast! Thanks for the giveaway!

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