Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles)
CONCLUSION I need the final book and I need it now.
Oh my god. I can’t stop with these books. Cress is a great, hulking beast of a young adult novel so I took it with me on my flight up to Alaska this summer (3 planes between Eugene, Oregon and Cordova). I finished it before my last flight and had to go buy something new to read in the airport bookstore. Not only does Meyer allow some good-natured ribbing on various romance elements of the novel (which I complained about earlier in Scarlet), but the action, adventure, and mystery delivered in the first two novels continues at a rip-roaring pace all the way through. The characters we’ve been slowly falling in love with over the last two books are so fleshed out at this point you could punch them if they sat next to you, and although we meet the titular character Cress late in the game, Meyers’ attention to her inner monologue brings her to life as if she’d been with us all along. Of course it wouldn’t be a Lunar Chronicles book if Meyer didn’t stop dead on a cliff hanger, and that’s exactly what happens at the end of Cress. I’m really, really ready for the November of the final book. Also, if you’re into tie-in novels, Meyers’ Fairest gives a human backstory to the series’ otherwise soul-less villain Levana.