Maira's Books

In January of 2005 I started this blog as a record of books I’ve read as I was afraid I would forget what I have read. I have often referred back to my own blog to remember a book's contents or see what I have read by an author. I have enjoyed passing my books on to friends or recommending books to read. I know I have missed recording some, but in general I try to keep up with what I have read or listened to.

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I am a librarian at Waldo Library at Western Michigan University.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cress by Marrissa Meyer (2014)

I couldn't wait for the next Lunar Chronicles book in audio, so just borrowed it from the library. I like that these various fairy-tale characters are being intertwined in each other's stories. I am glad that we continue to follow Cinder's saga, who is actually a princess of Luna. But this is Cress' story or Rapunzel's. She is kept not in a tower, but in a satellite where she keeps Lunar ships hidden from Earthans - so, a brilliant computer geek. She really has very long hair that she has never cut while in the satellite for years. She is kept there by one of the Lunar Queen's thaumaturges Sybil Mira. As Cress monitors Cinder and her crew, she falls for Captain Thorne - who is mostly a pretty boy, but he has thrown his lot in with Cinder. Cress researches him and thinks there is something good behind the pomp. Cinder, Wolf and Thorne rescue Cress, but lose Scarlett in the process and Thorne goes blind. He and Cress end up free falling to Earth, but make it through.  Not knowing where else to turn, Cinder and Wolf head to Africa, where they meet up with Dr. Erland. Cinder's robot with a personality Iko gets a new body. Prince Kai is getting ready to marry Queen Levana. Can't wait for the next book.