Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she'd ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. I read the paperback book which is 552 pages long.
Cress continues the journey of both Cinder and Scarlet. We didn't realize it at the time, but we were actually introduced to Cress back in book one! She's a poor Lunar girl who was born a shell and has spent her entire life in isolation aboard a space ship that looks down on earth.
Cress is an excellent adaptation to Rapunzel.
Cress joins the adventure after being rescued (or at least an attempted rescue) and has to trek across the desert with the help of her dreamy knight in shining armor.
This book series just keeps getting better and better. I'm still mostly team Scarlet and Wolf, but the other love stories are fun too.