The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of Marissa Meyer's 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.
An NPR Best Book of 2013
Returning fans of Meyer's Cinder will gladly sink their teeth into this ambitious, wholly satisfying sequel. Linh Cinder has learned that she is Princess Selene, a Lunar who was supposedly murdered by her treacherous and powerful aunt, Queen Levana, but in fact survived. Meanwhile on Earth, Scarlet Benoit and her former military pilot grandmother, now smalltown farmers in France, have recently become the target of a ruthless pack of wolflike humans who, if they don't get the information they want, will probably kill them. Meyer's plot is intricate and elaborate as she leaps between Cinder's and Scarlet's narratives, leaving readers anticipating their eventual intersection. Scarlet is a headstrong and loyal heroine, determined to save her grandmother (who has gone missing) while reluctantly falling for the protective but bloodthirsty Wolf, who might have been hired to kill her or might be in love with her. Meyer portrays each scene with precision and rising tension, leaving readers with another mesmerizing journey. The third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cress, is scheduled for 2014. Ages 12 up.
Wish i could get it...
Ugh... So I bought the first book, Cinder, from the library, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I finished it in less than day. I couldn't find the second book anywhere, so I asked my mum if I could buy it. She became furious and yelled at me.,.. :( I've heard that its really good. ( I'm only 13)
So so good
As much as I adored Cinder, Scarlet was even better! It was a fun and original take on Red Riding Hood and remained unpredictable, while still sticking to elements of the original. Marissa Meyer seamlessly connected Cinder and Scarlet’s stories and seeing Cinder and Kai’s story progress was great. I loved how much of a firecracker Scarlet was. And I absolutely adored Thorne. 5 stars for this spunky, fast paced retelling!
Personally, I LOVE this series. It throws a little more aspect and plot to your typical fairy tales, and makes it more for people like me, who aren’t as big fairy tale people and also like sci-fi and fantasy. I definitely recommend this book, it is so worth the price. It’s a bit slow in some places, but KEEP READING. You won’t regret it.
This one was definitely better than the first, because in Cinder I kinda feel like some of the chapters weren’t necessary to the plot, but each character has a VERY unique voice, so that’s awesome, because that’s something I struggle with when I’m writing my stories.
Yeah, I think that’s all I have to say. Keep writing, Marissa Meyer, because you have a talent some of us don’t possess! (but we will gladly read it!)