My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Her satellite made one full orbit around Planet Earth every sixteen hours. It was a prison that came with an endlessly breathtaking view— vast blue oceans and swirling clouds and sunrises that set half the world on fire.”
– That Marissa Meyer is an auto-buy author?? Check.
– That her writing makes me feel everything?? Check.
– That this world made me somehow enjoy its dystopian nature?? Check.
– That I’M ATTACHED TO A CAST OF CHARACTERS LIKE THORNE AND CINDER AND CRESS AND IKO AND WOLF AND SCARLET AND KAI AND AND I NEED TO CALM DOWN?? Check.
– That there are unexpected plot twists and turns?? Check.
– That there are lots of intense, gripping moments?? Check.
– That there are lots of brutal action?? (well to be fair, it only got brutal in the middle? of Scarlet, all the way through to Cress) Check.
– (I’m also crying for Wolf because (view spoiler))
Will there be a pros and cons list like in the last two reviews? N O. I can’t fault this book for it being everything I wanted, if not more!
Earth is now in the midst of a war thanks to a whiny child *cough, Levana*. She won’t put an end to it “until” she marries Kai and becomes the empress of New Beijing. Kai has agreed to do so, in exchange for Levana’s cure for Letumosis. Meanwhile, he hasn’t given up on trying to find Princess Selene as she could be the one to finally end Queen Levana’s tyranny.
On the other hand, we have the squad (Thorne, Cinder, Iko, Scarlet and Wolf), who managed to escape Africa and fly to space using Thorne’s ship (the Rampion). This is where Cress comes to play when the Rampion receives an important message from her. I remember Cress as the “satellite girl” from Cinder, as she was the one that warned Nainsi (Kai’s android) of Levana’s plan to rule Earth. With that said, we uncover that Cress has been stuck in the satellite (in Luna) for 7 years, used by Mistress Sybil (Levana’s thaumaturge) for her talent in hacking any system.
So, this book follows the squad trying to rescue Cress and together, plans to delay Kai’s alliance to Queen Levana. Of course, that’s if they manage to cross many,
unfortunate barriers along the way 😉
I also want to note that we get a little glimpse of Winter towards the end of the book (in preparation for book 4) and she seems really interesting. I’m very excited for it and hope that I won’t be too crushed by the conclusion of this series.
“The other girl, Iko, cupped her chin with both hands. “This is so much better than a net drama.”
Have you read this book/series and are you loving it as much as I do? If not, do you plan to start reading this series? (ps. my reviews are spoiler-free, except where it’s marked)
Thank you all for checking out this blog post, I hope you have a wonderful day and a very happy reading! ❤