I have to say, I am totally satisfied. Ms. Meyer did not disappoint.
If you haven’t read Cress, skip this next paragraph:
Winter(Snow White) is pretty much crazy from the lunar sickness caused by not using her glamour; Jacin her huntsman is on the outs with Queen Levana after his time aboard Cinder’s ship (okay Thorne’s beloved Rampion); Scarlet is a prisoner on Luna; and Cinder & crew are getting ready to reclaim her throne.
Winter & Jacin and all the other couples risk their lives and shine in the spotlight as they save the world and their friends.
The only major thread that’s unresolved, that I must need see resolved is Iko.
Did I mention I love Iko.
She’s a fabulously loyal and enthusiastic character, and I think we’ve met her love interest in this book (it’s pretty obvious IMO when she sees the most handsome man she’s ever seen).
I’ve already pre-ordered the upcoming short story collection that promises to provide some stories from the past and some stories going forward with what happens on Luna. I’m hoping that Iko’s story with [redacted] is among these.
Okay, so you didn’t think I’d really leave you hanging with that whole “redacted” thing did you?
I totally think Kinney is Iko’s fairy tale prince. She sees him, thinks he’s absolutely gorgeous. Then he proceeds to insult her, this is classic romance novel/rom com setup. So… let’s see how Iko and Kinney’s story goes. It better be in this Stars Above collection coming out in February or I will be disappointed.
The question is, what fairytale character will Iko be? She’s amazingly loyal to Cinder, and the android has a better sense of humor than I do. She’s so enthusiastic, I just don’t know what story she will be cast in.
Anyway. Yeah. And OMG that battle in the middle of the book! I couldn’t put the book down. I read for like 3 hours past my bedtime. Oops!