Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) By: Marissa Meyer
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.
After Cinder’s ending I didn’t expect Scarlet to start off with an entirely new character. It took me a little bit to get into it because of that. However, once I did I ended up liking Scarlet more than Cinder.
The world keeps on growing in this series with Scarlet taking place in France. It’s incredibly interesting to see the tech and how wide reaching the fear and prejudice is for Lunars. The Queen makes a great villain and you discover more about her in this book.
Honestly, my only complaint is that while a lot happened I’m impatient for a final resolution. It took Cinder the entire book to basically man up and even then she was kicking and screaming the entire time.
I had to force myself not to buy the next book in the series, only because at this point I’ve checked them all out from the library so it doesn’t make sense to just randomly own the third book in a series. Thank goodness I was able to pick it up fairly quickly. Very excited to see what Meyer does next.