Tuesday, August 13, 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. (goodreads.com)
This book is a home run hands down. I can't say too much without ruining part of Cinder, but this book picks up right where Cinder left off alternating chapters between Cinder and her continuing story and the background, as well as introducing us to Scarlet (A.K.A. Little Red Riding hood).
In Scarlet's story her grandmother had gone missing from their farm, the police have closed the case but Scarlet is convinced that something bad has happened to her, which is confirmed when Scarlet's estranged father shows up saying that bother he ans Scarlet's grandmother were kidnapped by guys with letter and number tattoos on their arms and they they're looking for information. Scarlet meets a street fighter called Wolf (haha, I loved it), who agres to help Scarlet find her grandmother.
I can't give away too much detail but I loved this book, I loved the cross over between story we all heard as children along with the story that Marissa Meyer has created. Scarlet is a red headed 19 year old, often seen in a red hooded sweatshirt (get it!!), who meets a street fighter named Wolf. The first time Scarlet sees Wolf in action, he is fighting a terrifying looking guy nick named The Hunter. I found all of those parodies hilarious. Despite the small parodies the story was one of a kind seamlessly weaving together Cinder and Scarlet's stories setting up the next book in the Lunar Chronicles called Cress.
Three guesses from the cover which fairy tale character it's going to be about.