Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Received: Received a copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest reviewRelease Date: February 5, 2013
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Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Cinder was one of my favourite books of last year, I loved how Meyer chose a retelling of Cinderella and mixed it in with Sailor Moon (I mean who doesn't love Sailor Moon). And after the ending, I was hooked and waited impatiently for a year for the sequel. And I must say what I follow up this was, there is so much more to this story (sitting next to Cinder, Scarlet is so much bigger in comparison).
In Scarlet we are introduced to many new characters, that you will fall in love with right away. Scarlet being such an amazing character. I love Scarlet's attitude and how close she is to her grandmother. Scarlet was such an interesting character and is determined to find her grandmother no matter what anyone else believes. I found that she reminded a lot of Cinder from the first book, being in a low level job where people look down on her and her beliefs seem to get her in trouble. Marissa Meyer did an amazing job of incorporating the story of Little Red Riding Hood into this series.
I will admit that my favourite character was Thorne in this book! He was adorable and had a great sense of humour. I absolutely adored the scenes with him and Cinder, I loved the back and forth the two of them had with one another. There was a chemistry between these two that I just kept wanting more of them (not that I didn't love Scarlet and Wolf's scenes together...) I found the Scarlet/Wolf scenes to be the more intense part of the book which kept me gripped to the story, and Cinder/Thorne were a great comedic add in, but still had some great action scenes as well.
There was just so much in this book and all I want to say about it is how much I loved everything. The plot was great and was always intriguing. This book is a great follow up to Cinder and still leaves readers wanting more from the story, Meyer does a great job of keeping her readers coming back. This is one of my favorite series, and I can't wait to see where the story will go from here, and what new characters we will meet!