Cress (book 3 in Lunar Chronicles) is my favorite summer book (at least as of right now)! I think this is actually my favorite thus far in that series as well. I certainly liked Cinder (Cinderella) and Scarlet (Little Red Riding Hood), but Cress (Rapunzel) was fantastic from beginning until the end. I can’t believe the 4th (and final?) book in this series, Winter (based on Snow White) will not be released until November 2015! Ugh!
Cress was introduced to us in book 2, Scarlet, where she aided Cinder by telling her that Levana planned to kill Kai once they were married and Levana became empress. In the book, Cress, we find Cress (based loosely on Rapunzel) held prisoner on a satellite all alone. She is an expert computer hacker and spy for Lunar, though she is secretly helping Cinder and her gang by “hiding” their ship from the radar. When Cinder finally contacts Cress, Cinder decides to rescue her, but it comes with a surprise cost and Scarlet is lost and taken hostage to Lunar, Wolf is hurt, and Thorne and Cress crash to earth in the satellite.
We get a glimpse of Princess Winter on Lunar who by refusing to use her Lunar powers is mentally deteriorating, but she aids one of our friends who needs help.
This novel is filled with high adventure, reconciliations, and snippets of romance. Highly recommend!