Cress


By Marissa Meyer
Published on February 4, 2014
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Source: Publisher for review
The day Eden met Ryan changed her world forever. Actually, not just her world. Ryan has time traveled from the future to save the world. In a few weeks, Eden’s best friend Connor will discover a new planet—one where human life is possible. The discovery will make him famous. It will also ruin the world as we know it. When Ryan asks Eden for help, she must choose between saving the world and saving her best friend’s greatest achievement. And a crush on Ryan complicates things more than she could have imagined. Because Connor is due to make the discovery after the girl he loves breaks his heart. That girl is Eden.

Grounded in a realistic teen world with fascinating sci-fi elements, After Eden is a heart-pounding love triangle that’s perfect for dystopian fans looking for something new to devour
Such an excellent sequel!  Each book in this series seems to be getting better and better!  I absolutely LOVED Cress' character.  At times, her interaction with another certain handsome character really felt like the movie Tangled- and yes, this is a great thing!

Whew this was also a super long book, but honestly?  It didn't feel long at all.  This was a book I found myself drawn back to- sneaking pages while my kids ate lunch, reading during their naps, trying to get in as much as I could- I loved this book! 

The character development in this book was awesome.  Although Cinder is technically the main character, she really seems to take a back seat in this book.  She still progresses with her storyline, but doesn't dominate the page count.  Scarlet and Wolf's story in Cress is heartbreaking.  The author did a beautiful heart wrenching and understated job telling their story. She didn't show their pain in a dramatic way, but in quiet painful moments that had such an incredible impact on me while reading.  Iko feels like the Effie (for Hunger Games) of this book.  She is finally starting to look past herself and "get it."  And Winter... well Winter is an odd little duck.

All in all I loved this book (if you hadn't figured it out already).  I can't wait for Winter (that comes out next Winter ha ha).  If you haven't started this series, you really should- it is one of my favorites!

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