Book Title: Cress
Book Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Number in series: #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-fi
My Rating: 5 Stars
This installment begins with Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf on the run. Their mission is to over Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.
Cress, the title character, is trapped on satellite in space. She has exceptional hacking skills and is ruled over my Sybil Mira. One of her tasks is to track down Cinder and turn her over to Queen Levana. She also wants to break free of her prison, and on contacting Cinder, the group decides to rescue her.
All hell breaks lose, when the group splits up.
A longer read than the first two books but definitely more captivating than book two. So it was a fresh outlook on the series. The writing and action was also better. In this book we see a lot of action, which is admirable since it’s so hard to capture a action with words. The book also takes some getting used to if you like less complicated reads. Meaning there is a bigger cast and the story follows most of them.
Highly recommend if you enjoyed The Mortal Instruments or Shatter Me. The premises may be different but it delivers when it comes to a wide range of characters, a lot of plot and action.
Book title: Captive Rebel (The allegiance book 1)
Author: Erin McDermott
Synopsis: Destined to be enemies, bound by fate…
Prince Ariston rules over the Allegiant – an elite faction favored by the Greek Gods. Separated from his family at a young age, he became a prisoner to the rebellion.
Marylyn O’Conner is a rebel, forced to do the rebellion’s bidding until an unforgiving family debt is paid. A pawn in the war for rebels to gain their freedom, she is obligated to become a spy, or her family will suffer.
Driven by revenge after returning from captivity, Prince Ariston makes it his mission to hunt down rebel spies, capturing Marylyn O’Conner in the process.
Desperate, Marylyn knows she needs to escape her alluring captor, or risk the safety of her family.
My Review: For some unknown reason this book reminded me of Cinder(the Lunar Chronicles). The story is by no chance similar but my feelings towards both books were. Why? Because the characters were likeable, straightforward. There was no clutter in this book which I appreciated as a reader, and writer. Everything flowed, no loop holes, no mindless yammering. A romance, but not only a romance. And it ended well yet left avenues open for the sequels. Overall, I would recommend if you like YA Dystopian or Fantasy, Action & Adventure.
City of Fallen Angels is the fourth installment of The Mortal Instruments Series. Needless to say, it wasn’t a page turner like the first three books. For me, at least. I did enjoy it however, because it’s a continuous piece of a larger story. I’m not really big on YA per se but I will read it if it sounds interesting. The adolescent nature of the characters really showed in this book, something I didn’t care for but it is YA fantasy so I’m not beating up the book about it.
I enjoyed that there were several points of view rather than just Clary and Jace, especially Simon. The book is somewhat revolved around the importance of Simon being a daylighter and what his blood can do. There’s also the case of Jace who is having nightmares about himself hurting Clary, the one person he loves and can’t live without. We get to see more of Isabelle, Maia’s story as well as a blast from Magnus’ past. The overall plot of the book is okay in my opinion and I did rate the book three stars on Goodreads but I would recommend that it be read in order to complete the entire series as well as read Cassandra Clare’s other series. I believe the Mortal Instruments pave the way for other characters we may see in other books.
I think we may also see pieces of this book in the TV Series. Are you a fan of the show as well? Leave me a comment to let me know what you thought about City of Fallen Angels.