I can admit it...I saw the book on the shelves...with that cover, that tantalizing cover. You know the one, with the cyborg foot in the red shoe. I wanted to buy it; just the cover screamed "You will love me! You will not be able to stop reading!" But I resisted, for nearly two years. Why did I resist? Because I was NOT going to be sucked in by yet another series...another chance for an author to toy with me while I wait to discover the fate of characters (yes, fictional characters) I care about. But I cracked. With all the hype around Cress, the third book, in what will be a quartet, I simply could not take the pressure.
Cress was released yesterday. I finished reading Scarlet, the second in the series, moments
ago. Even knowing the author is coming to DC next week, when I will buy the book at the signing, I am still tempted to run out to buy it NOW so I can find out what happens next.
I have a serious problem, not because I have to wait a week for the book, but because I am addicted to books, and there are no help groups for this kind of addiction. Instead we get together with friends and wine and call it a "book club," but really it's a group of enablers who say, "There's no such thing as 'too many books'." or "Books are good for you." or "I read that one, it was great!" And it's a never-ending spiral into book piles taller than even normal sized people, and the maximum number of holds at the library, and stories to fill your heart and mind with joy and sorrow and all that it means to be human.
So yes, these books are fabulous. Humans, after World War IV, are in conflict with the Lunars, a race living on the moon. A race with incredible, manipulative mind powers. In a world where it is possible to save someone's life with cyborg technology. A world in which it is possible to save a princess until the time is right for her to emerge.
So, I will read Cress next week, and wait patiently for 2015 and the release of Winter, the fourth book, but I won't like it and this time I am really breaking up with series books!