Book Review: Cress – Marissa Meyer (Book 3, The Lunar Chronicles)

We are up to book number 3! *Spoilers ahead*.

HER SATELLITE MADE ONE FULL ORBIT AROUND PLANET EARTH

Some Amazing fan art depicting Cress & Thorne!

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.”

Yet another amazing book from Marissa Meyer in The Lunar Chronicles!

When we meet Cress she is millions of miles away from all civilization trapped and under control of Sybil and the Luna Queen Levana. Little do we know, she is a huge fangirl of Thorne and Cinder. With her multitude of netscreens she’s a pro at hacking and searching and especially stalking Carswell.

This book was really enjoyable as again this time we learn about Cress and how her life and Carswell Thorne collide, even though its safe to say she knows more than enough about Mr Thorne!

Cress cuts of her hair so soon on which took me by surprise although it made sense by what came next. Naturally in the Rapunzel story her prince is brought back to life by her teardrop in his eye. The take in this story was carswell hitting his head so badly his injury makes him blind, so cress has to tend to him with eye drops from Dr Erland so his sight comes back. Although it makes her afraid as she has spent so long with Carswell with no sight that he wont like her once he can see.

OH CONTRAIRE MY LOVE.

Although I felt during their trek through the desert went on for slightly longer than it should of done, I wanted nothing more than for the two of them to get together! So when they were pretending to be husband and wife I shipped it so hard.

What really threw me was the twist from Dr Erland and Cress. When he thought is daughter was dead, killed by Levana because she was a shell, when all along she had just been up in that satellite, working for her! And then at the end of the book, just like that, he died for them. He didn’t even get to share any time with his daughter and man, I cried. I was devastated. HEART SNAPPED IN 2 confidently.

I was very excited when hearing about Scarlet and how she was doing on Luna, especially because now I have started book 4 the small encounters we did face with Scarlet and her entrapment make going into the final book so much clearer. It also gave me relief knowing she was surprisingly okay, but absolute torture knowing wolf has no idea how she is doing or whether she is alive.

When they were all re-united in Africa I was so excited for their plan to come together, to ruin the wedding and retrieve Kai (kidnap really). So when it worked, I was even more ecstatic because the whole process had me tense, I was adamant something had to go wrong. BUT NO.

Each character contributed to the challenge in their own way, it was so well executed and so well written best believe when my dad called me to say dinner was ready I did not want to put my book down.

I also love how excited Iko is to get a human body! She had basically been dreaming about it from book 1.

AND I WILL CONTINUE TO SHIP KAI AND CINDER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. K, thanks, bye.

I have already started book number 4, Winter! I HAVE TO KNOW HOW IT ALL ENDS.

The series is over after this book! So any further/other book suggestions would be really greatly appreciated!

I give Cress a solid 5/5.

The ‘Real Neat’ Blogger Award

The rules are simple and easy to follow. They are as follows:

  • Display the blog award logo in your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you. Do not forget to link their blogging website.
  • Answer all the questions they have given you.
  • Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers of your choice.
  • Ask them 7 questions.

Another bloggers award/nomination!

God I love the blogger community, a huge thank you for the nomination Ronald! Make sure you go and check his blog out, its impressive, informative and a really enjoyable read!

My answers to Ron’s questions!

  1. How important do these blogging awards mean to you?

I love these blogging awards so much. When I am nominated it makes me feel warm inside knowing out there, there is this awesome blogging community out there which I am part of, people are actually interested in what I have to say!

  1. How has blogging helped you?

It helps me keep my focus and calm down. I love to blog after work to relax and take my mind of things. It’s also a really enjoyable hobby, I find a lot of pleasure in writing.

  1. If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?

A new everlasting computer, the ability to time travel and to be a full time, paid travel blogger for a living!

  1. If the blogging community had rankings, what would be your rank?

I’d like to think I’d be at least the bottom of the middle. Ya girl isn’t BIG TIME enough, yet!

  1. What’s your take on blogging as a whole?And do you see more people take up blogging as a means to earn a living?

Blogging is a great way to experience new things, reviews, find new products, clothing, it’s an amazing platform of creative people. Yes! I’d love to make a living travelling and blogging about it!

  1. What is one dish you can never say no to?

Spaghetti Bolognese u dont have to ask me TWICE.

  1. What is something you’ve never done but really want to do?

Skydiving is a must. And cliff diving, and go to a cooking class! (Brad would be over the moon as man do I hate cooking but if I could just get into it, maybe I’d enjoy it) I could go on but we would be here for a while!

My Nominees for the ‘Real Neat’ Bloggers award are:

  1. Soph (@sophienaylor_) // Blog
  2. Lynnette (@pink_lynette) // Blog
  3. Jess (@awholelattejess) // Blog
  4. Bryony (@bbbbryony) // Blog
  5. Tathy (@vibrantandgray) // Blog
  6. Emmie (carpediememmie) // Blog
  7. Lindsey (Lindzy92) // Blog

And my 7 Questions for these bloggers are;

  1. What is your dream blogging goal?
  2. Someone gives you £10,000, what do you do with it?
  3. Tell us about yourself, explain yourself in 3 words
  4. What does blogging mean to you?
  5. Do you like horror movies?
  6. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  7. Tea or Coffee?

Thank you again to Ron for the nomination! I can’t wait to read the responses!

Book Review: The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – T. J. Reid

“The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every reader mesmerised. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.” —PopSugar

This book deserves the 4.3/5 on Goodreads.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it had me completely immersed from start to finish.

The book starts with Monique’s life and how Evelyn musters her way in asking Monique to write her biography. For Monique this is a huge break especially with her career and you’re dying for her to take it so hard that when she does its a relief. That was when I started to get really stuck in.

The book is split up into 7 parts, 7 parts for 7 husbands!

I couldn’t pick a favourite husband as they all had me hooked, each different story and behind each marriage there was always an underlying motive which was expected from a character such as Evelyn but STILL shocked every time. That woman did BITS to get to where she was and it WORKED. She might not have been happy but she got the success she had always wanted from scraping from the bottom of the barrel.

But when you discover her true love it really opens up a new door into the LGBT + Community and her show business career. How in the days when this book was written, she simply couldn’t even be herself.

Celia St James even had my heart. From start to finish there was nothing I wanted more than that happily ever after. Their relationship made me hurt, yearn for it to work and scream the heavens down whenever something wasn’t right.

Evelyn has nothing but my sympathy in this situation. I love them together. I want them to live his acceptable happily ever after and not be headlined under this massive scandal like they will be.

Her whole life had me feeling every single emotion possible, I was living through Monique who was living through Evelyn as Evelyn. It is SO incredibly written that when Monique’s life is discussed every now and then you are like, why is this significant?

And then it happens.

THE CROSSOVER OF ALL CROSSOVERS. THE TWIST THAT HAD ME TWISTIN’. MONIQUE AND EVELYN’S LIFE BECOME ONE AND YOU UNDERSTAND WHY, WHY SHE ASKED MONIQUE OF ALL PEOPLE TO WRITE HER STORY.

I’ll stop shouting now, it just really got me when I was reading. I had to put the book down for a hot 3 minutes to recover.

And then, the ending had me feeling wholesome and sad. Everything I’d wanted had come true, but not in the same way I wanted it too. But, nonetheless, it left me feeling somewhat whole and settled.

T.J. Reid has written what I would call a beautiful masterpiece that demonstrates that if you want something hard enough you’ll go out and get it no matter what the costs. It is emotional, gripping, moving and so utterly immersive.

5/5, GET ON IT NOW.