Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Release Date: February 5th, 2013
Feiwel and Friends, 452 Pages
Source: Advance Reader Copy
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Lunar Chronicles #2
Follow up to: Cinder
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.
So, what I think was the best part about this book for me was that I didn’t realize that all four stories were interwoven; I thought that there were kind of like companion novels where each story is wrapped up nice and neatly at the end of its respective book, and then we’ll just see older characters here and there. Basically, different stories set in the same universe with guest pop-ins from old friends. BUT NO. This series is ONE big story with each main character having a major role.
So to know where Cinder left off (I immediately started Scarlet after finishing Cinder), it was almost painful for me to NOT be able to read about Cinder all of the time, but to have this new character introduced and start reading this new storyline. And though I came to really like and appreciate Scarlet’s story, I found myself always perkier when it came to reading about Cinder.
Side note: I would seriously LOVE to see this series become a TV series.