The third book in Marissa Meyer's New York Times/USA Today-bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, inspired by Rapunzel.
Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company, which has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
THE WORLD: The world in his book is similar to ours except it is set after the World War IV. Plus, the moon is a inhabited by Lunars who have these manipulative abilities to glamour and control people from Earth. Oh and on earth they have advanced technology which... THE WORLD: The world in his book is similar to ours except it is set after the World War IV. Plus, the moon is a inhabited by Lunars who have these manipulative abilities to glamour and control people from Earth. Oh and on earth they have advanced technology which allows the creation of cyborgs - half human/lunar half machine. Pretty cool if you asked me. CHARACTERS: The main team that this series follows is made of Cinder, Scarlet, Wolf, Iko, Thorne and now Cress. What is their purpose? To destroy Queen Levana! Okay, so Cinder in this book is finally a grown up. Sure she struggles but no more whiny moments like in Scarlet. Cinder is determined and that makes me want to read more! Scarlet, on the other hand is still number one I dislike, even tho she wasn't really present in this book. Wolf sadly turned out also all annoying depressed emo. Disappointment! But you know what? I agree, even tho I did not like Thorne in Scarlet I am definitely a fan of him now. I do not love him but it is fun to read his chapters. But my absolute favorite is Cress, she is just so incredibly cute! Every time I read about her I cannot stop smiling, imagine super short girl all fluffy...and it turns out she is a programming genius! Awesome! What it leaves? Oh yes Iko. Alright so I know many of you like her but really, where Cress is super cute being all girly Iko is just annoying. She is almost as annoying as Scarlet, key word almost. LOVE: So there are a few love romances going on. One is Cinder and Kai but we only get a little bit of them in last pages of the book. Then Scarlet and Wolf are barely present. And what is leaves us with? Yes, Thorne and Cress...oh my they fit perfectly together! Tho I have to admit, I am not really shipping any of the couples. There is just something weird about this series, I love the idea but characters are far from perfect. Like you in Sarah J. Maas's books you get your ship and then it drowns and you get onto different ship and you are all invested and here it is just meh...it is fun but the moment you finish the book you are not thinking about it anymore. PLUS: It was much much more interesting than Scarlet. No more staling, the things are finally getting into action! I cannot wait to get into the Fairest and then Winter! MINUS: Most of the plot twists were clear from almost the first pages of the book. EXTRA: We get introduced to Winter who is going to be the main character of the fourth book called Winter I guess. Well so far I do not like her. I really really hope it will change!
In dem dritten Teil der Reihe versuchen Cinder und ihre Leute Cress zu retten, welche in einem Satellit im Weltraum gefangen ist und von dort aus für Levana arbeiten muss. Zusammen versuchen sie dann die Hochzeit von Prinz Kai und Levana zu verhindern, um damit alle vor Levanas Schreckensherrschaft... In dem dritten Teil der Reihe versuchen Cinder und ihre Leute Cress zu retten, welche in einem Satellit im Weltraum gefangen ist und von dort aus für Levana arbeiten muss. Zusammen versuchen sie dann die Hochzeit von Prinz Kai und Levana zu verhindern, um damit alle vor Levanas Schreckensherrschaft zu retten. Genau wie schon die zwei Bücher davor ist auch das Dritte der Reihe sehr gut und flüssig geschrieben, sodass man in die Geschehnisse eintauchen kann und richtig mitfiebert. Es wird teilweise richtig spannend, sodass ich das Buch garnicht mehr aus der Hand legen konnte und unbedingt wissen wollte wie es weitergeht. Es ist auch reichlich viel Action dabei, was mir besonders gefällt. Die Charaktere sind richtig gut beschrieben, besonders die Hauptchaktere sind mir richtig ans Herz gewachsen. Jeder hat etwas ganz Besonderes und seine eigenen Schwächen und Stärken, was sie sehr autentisch macht. Hin und wieder kommen auch ganz lustige Stellen vor, die die Handlung noch etwas auflockern und sehr unterhaltsam sind. Genauso wie die romantischen Scenen, die im dritten Teil etwas zunehmen, da die einzelnen Personen sich langsam näher kommen. Aber auch die Freundschaften werden enger, sodass man immer mehr von der Mannschaft der "Rampion" lesen möchte. Alles in allem ist das Buch sehr gelungen und ich empfehle es wärmstens weiter für alle die Märchen mögen, aber auch beim Lesen gerne das "Feeling" von Star wars oder Guardians of the Galaxy mögen. Denn daran erinnert mich die Geschichte der Lunar Chronicles ein bisschen
In the third installment of "The Lunar Chronicles" there is yet another fairytale character introduced: Rapunzel. Cress has been stuck on a satellite for seven years now, functioning as an involuntary hacker and spy to thaumaturge Sybil and thus also Queen Levana. What neither one of them knows is that,... In the third installment of "The Lunar Chronicles" there is yet another fairytale character introduced: Rapunzel. Cress has been stuck on a satellite for seven years now, functioning as an involuntary hacker and spy to thaumaturge Sybil and thus also Queen Levana. What neither one of them knows is that, secretely, Cress has been helping Cinder and her allies for quite some time and now finally gets the chance to flee her prison. If only it were that easy... Meanwhile, Cinder, Scarlet and the rest of the crew aboard the Rampion try to stay undetected by their persuers whilst simultaneously plotting to prevent a wedding that would slowly but surely be the end of civilization. Naturally, nothing seems to run smoothly and they have quite some obstacles to overcome. Once again, I am amazed. Marissa Meyer really knows how to keep you hooked. Likeable characters, faced-paced, never boring storylines and just the right abount of romance won't let you put this book down. I am looking forward to the release of the last two books in this series, which are scheduled to come out in 2015.