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.
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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)
my favorite of the lunar chronicles
I love this book because of the character, Scarlet, she is my favorite by not only the first time she is introduced by defending Cinder when no one would (showing her to not have any prejudice and wanting to know the full truth before making judgements) to being able to provide and defend herself.
Well done Marissa. This book is amazing!! I love the characters relationships with each other!
Scarlet and Wolf’s relationship was sooo romantic!
Thorne was really funny! I love how Cinder was so determined all the time. Marissa did an amazing job writing this book. I definitely recommend it!