Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: January 2013
Summary (taken from Amazon):Review:
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
In the original, Wolf is supposed to be the “big bad wolf” so I was wary of him and his motives from the beginning. Scarlet is no Cinder but going forward I would love to see how their relationship will develop and with the two other fairy tale princess we have yet to meet as well.
Before starting Scarlet, I was so worried that there would not be enough of Cinder for my liking. I would say that this book is ¾ Scarlet and ¼ Cinder and Kai which was just enough to tide me over. I love how there are parts of Scarlet and Cinder’s storylines which intertwine until it gets to the point where you can’t wait until these two finally are able to meet up.
Scarlet was a great follow-up to Cinder and one which will have you flipping the pages as there’s never a dull moment, with different things happening to Scarlet, Cinder and Kai.
Rating 5 Stars
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