You know those books that you read, where you have just finished it, you are about to have a book hangover and all of a sudden it hits you. You can’t read that again, without knowing what happens. You can’t have that same racing heart-beating feeling that you have when you read a book for the first time. Well this, is my Top 5 list of books which I wish I could read for the first time again, in no particular order. (Although I don’t know if they actually are the Top 5, since I had to narrow this list down so much)
Here is the link the the first post.
! SPOILERS ALERT !
(if you have not read the first 2 books in The Lunar Chronicles)
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, 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 her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned 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 just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. (Goodreads description)
In my opinion, Cress is the best book in The Lunar Chronicles so far, as I have not read Winter yet. (Although it did just arrive in the mail!) As I read Cress, I realised that even though it is written in first person, Marissa Meyer has written this series so well that it feels like it is in first person. The descriptions almost ‘get inside’ the characters heads. I really connect with the characters because of the way that it is written.
I wish that I could read this book again without knowing what happens because the suspense and anticipation in this novel (and whole series) made me read late through the night. You know it is a good book when you start reading at 9pm and reluctantly put the book down at 11pm!
I gave this book, without a doubt 5 Stars.