Cress - Marissa Meyer
Ahh, these darn middle books, leaving me with little or no conclusion and itching for the next one!

But my girls! It was so nice to read about them again, especially without the Wolf/Scarlet romance front and center. Cress is a wonderful addition to the crew, and her character is definitely someone I can sympathize with--anxious and shy but also brave and optimistic. She and Carswell Thorne's lovely "whirlwind" romance was probably the highlight of this book (not really a spoiler, since it's pretty much a given by now that the girls are going to pair up with the boys).

I never once got bored with any character's PoV, and there was a perfect balance of romance and adventure and drama, something I felt the second book had trouble with.

And Winter! Winter. Just one chapter of her, and I know I'm going to love her. Knowing the next book is titled after her makes me even more antsy to get my hands on it. I'm not going to say any more about her for fear of spoiling anything for anyone, but I can tell she's going to be by far the most interesting leading lady of all of them.

If I had to really try to stand back and say what I didn't like about Cress, it'd be that there was so much time spent on sitting around thinking up plans and talking and going back and forth and I found myself waving my hands trying to get them to move on with it and do something. But all in all, loved this book. And yeah, can't wait for Winter.