Monday, August 18, 2014

Audiobook Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Series: (The Lunar Chronicles #3 By: Marissa Meyer)
Overall Rating on Goodreads: 4.50
Published: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 550
Favorite Quote: “Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”
My Rating: 4.5/5
 
 
"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."
 
If you read my Stacking the Shelves post then you know that I have the hard copy of this book, but saw that my library had the audio, and I decided to see how I liked the auto book. I am so glad I gave it a chance because this is a HUGE book, and I am not the biggest fan of HUGE books, let me list the reasons why.
  1. You cant marathon through it. There are some days where I just want to wake up early and read all day and finish my book in one setting. I am a slow reader and couldn't do this with a big book.
  2. There is so much information I feel like sometimes it is too much thrown at the reader all at once.
  3. I know this is weird but when I read a big book for HOURS and have hardly made a dent I feel frustrated and discouraged that I will ever finish.
All of these reasons are main points of why I gave Cress a 4.5 instead of 5, and why I chose the audio book. The audio book was great I loved the reader and her voices for each character. The audio helped me with my frustration because I wasn't looking at a page number and seeing how much farther I had. The audio book was 16 hours long so I couldn't listen and finish it in one setting, but it was the best I could get to it. The story its self was brilliant and kept my attention through the entire story. There were no slow parts and it was full of action, mystery, and a little romance. I loved how in this book it felt like the Cinder from the first book. Snarky, funny, honest, brave, and a little vulnerable. If you didn't know Cinder is my favorite character and I loved everything about her in this book! I literally laughed out loud at some parts in this book. I sobbed  got teary eyed at a few parts. Meyer's mind is so creative and brilliant. She put twists and turns in this book that I NEVER saw coming and I loved that!  Like in Scarlet there are multiple POVS. I wasn't confused in this one because of the reader's voice would change with each character so I cant tell you how it is from a "reading" point of view. Meyer has such a way with toying with your emotions in this best way, and I love the messages that her books underline about prejudice and equality. For a fictional fantasy book we all could learn something from her books. Who are we to think higher or lower of someone because of our differences. Meyer buts a creative twist on the awful situations thinking like that leads to, and in the end thinking like that always leads to division and war.
The main reason for the 4.5 for me was because there was SO much going on in ONE book. I almost felt overwhelmed with all the information, and was trying to remember everything incase it played a big role later on. I have this problem with most big books. If you don't have this problem then I feel it's safe to say that you would rate this book a 5/5. How do you feel about big books? I know a lot of people prefer them unlike myself.