Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Goodreads Summary: Even in the future. there are damsels in distress…
In the third installment of the Lunar chronicles, Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana’s evil plan, has a slight problem. She’s been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress a great hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress involving Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes as a high price. Meanwhile, 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.
My Review: Oh stars where to begin?
This book was AMAZING! It consumed my every thought and all I ever wanted to do was read the rest of the book and see what happened!
The new character Cress is amazing and I love her and reading in her point of view! The similarities to Cress and Rapunzel were fun and that entertained me when I first got introduced to her character. She quickly became my new favorite character in the series! Dr. Erland also makes a comeback and he is super entertaining as well. Everyone’s separate stories were great but the book just got so addicting once everyone met up again! I mean, the amount of action and even some romance and plots to save the world were just…wow.
Cress and Thorne…well I’m totally rooting for them! Super cute couple. I didn’t even think of Thorn as book boyfriend worthy until I read in her point of view. The whole story about them falling to Earth from her satellite and travelling through the desert together was my favorite part of the story. Scarlet and wolf were cute but when they get separated wolf turns in to a huge useless baby and it was kind of annoying to read… Kai and cinder though…My heart is still all for Kai! So much love for a fictional character!!
This book is entertaining, there’s action there’s romance, adventure, and so so much more. This was my favorite book of the entire series, I just loved it so much! I definitely recommend this book to scifi fantasy lovers! You can buy Cress here.
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Goodreads Summary: What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
My review: So after finishing the Lux series I was desperate to find another book as good (or close to as good) as the Lux series. When I am in my slumps I go through goodreads discussions and create my TBR list on others recommendations and I happened to come across this series. Thank the Gods I did! This book was one of the best books I have read in a really long time. I fell in love from page one. Usually it takes me several chapters to become invested but with this book, it was an obsession and I love when that happens.
The characters are super interesting. Anna is one of a kind and her path to discovering that is an interesting one…it lead her to Kai, who I happen to love. Kai is definitely crush-worthy and reminds me a lot of Daemon Black with the whole bad-A outer shell and the forbidden love but he is still secretly in love with her and is super protective which is my favorite quality in fiction boys. He is also the son of the Duke of Lust which makes him even sexier in Anna’s eyes even though it probably should be a red flag. I love him regardless. Jay is not as interesting as I thought he was going to be, he is a good best friend but he is super oblivious and more time is focused on the Neph friends which is fine by me because I also love Kope. The whole thing with Kope is interesting because I can’t tell if I am also supposed to love him, I do but it seems like the author is still leaning towards Kai, I guess I will have to find out.
The plot of the whole Fallen Angels and demons trying to raise havoc and Anna not wanting a part of that, etc. is really unique I thought. A lot of the same myths are used from Dante and such but the interesting take on everything makes the book totally worthwhile. I definitely fell in love with this book and I am already going crazy waiting for the second book to come in to me so I can read it!
I would for sure recommend this book if you like fantasy books. I’m not sure how popular this series is, I’m pretty sure it’s picking up but you should definitely read it then tell all of your friends. You can purchase sweet evil here.