Monday, June 3, 2013
Scarlet- Marissa Meyer
Description: 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.
My Thoughts: Again, Marissa creatively retells a beloved fairy tale in an amazing way. She took the short story of Red Riding Hood and made it into an epic adventure. I am still reeling from the way this book ended.
I would have given this book five stars if it were not for influx of POV characters. Half the time I did not know that Cinder or Kai were speaking until a ways into their scene.
I would like to also warn people that this book is, by far, more graphic than the first. It is hard to explain this without giving it away so here is a spoiler: Some characters are violent, killing by biting throats and doing so without mercy. These are some of the Luna's warriors shown in the first book. There, you have been warned.
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