Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer

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Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Summary from Goodreads: 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. 

Source: Borrowed from the Library

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Review: It’s official: Marissa Meyer is a genius! I am really impressed by the way she “retells” these fairytales. There are enough pieces so that you recognize the tale, but lots of originality to keep things fresh and exciting. It almost felt as though you could easily see how the Red Riding Hood story that we all know could be derived from this story.

This story follows both Cinder and Scarlet, my one tiny little gripe is I felt like there wasn’t enough Cinder. However, Scarlet is strong and likeable, and I enjoyed her story. I was on the fence with Wolf, right up until the end when I finally understood him. Thorne is pretty funny. Cinder grows quite a bit, as does Kai.

There was more action in this book than the first which really moved the book forward. The ending left me wanting more.

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