by Marissa Meyer
Feiwel and Friends
February 3, 2013
The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth...
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.
With all the buzz around ARCs of Cress that have made their way into the world, I realized that I completely forgot to review Scarlet! Gasp!
I have no idea how I missed it. Scarlet was one of my absolute fave reads at the beginning of this year. The love I have for this series, guys....you have NO IDEA.
Scarlet picks up directly where Cinder took off, but instead of just following around Cinder, now we get to see the world not only through her eyes (and don't worry, she's still a HUGE part of this book, and her parts are fabulous, but we'll get back to that) but through Scarlet's. Scarlet, who is drawn into the whole Lunar conflict against her will, when she goes searching for her missing grandmother and finds herself working with the mysterious Wolf. I loved them both. Not only did they have a great adventure, but the attraction between them sizzled. It also stayed very true to the fairy tale, which made it all the more awesome.
Now back to Cinder, my fave. You guys...I only have one word for you. Thorne. *fans self*
Cinder, having been captured and about to be handed over to the evil queen, is forced to break out of prison, and during this, she meets another prisoner. Thorne. Thorne is amazing. He's cocky and suave and flirty and ugh. Love him. He's like Captain Mal from Firefly if Mal was about ten to fifteen years younger and slightly more self-serving. In a good way. His claim to fame is that he has a ship. A stolen ship. So Cinder decides to keep him around because he's her ticket out of the evil queen's clutches.
I don't know how you did it, Marissa, but you made book two even better than book one. Keep it up.
This book gets all the stars. ALL OF THEM.
Can't wait for Cress!