Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

13206760Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
Published : Feb 2013
Version Read
 : Paperback
Read More about it here.

4starCinder, 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.

I was so excited to get this book in the mail. I had flown through Cinder and wanted to know what happened next. I was aware that the following books would introduce other fairy-tale characters and I couldn’t wait to read about them too. I had never read or heard another version of Little Red Riding Hood so this was a treat.

I didn’t have much of an idea what to expect from this book so I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t expect to enjoy the different points of view as much as I did. I can only imagine what it’s going to be like in the last book when two more girls are introduced. I’m not a huge fan of more than two points of view, but it works for a story like this one.

I feel in love with Scarlet and Wolf’s story. I know that his name is Wolf, but I held onto the belief until the end of the story that he couldn’t actually be the “wolf” of the story. I loved that Scarlet would do anything to find her grandmother, but going out of town alone with someone you just saw beat the crud out of another man, maybe not so much. But he probably would have followed her anyway.

The only thing that I didn’t care for was the whole deal with her father. I thought he was an unnecessary character that could have been cut out. There were other ways to get her to go to Paris than having him come back. I felt like he didn’t add anything to her story in the end besides being a plot mover.

I loved this book, more than I thought I was going to, coming off Cinder and I would recommend it to everyone. I already have friends lined up to get their hands on it too.

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