Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 5, 2013
Pages: 454

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. 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.

Why I read the book

The first book in this series was the last book I read in 2019. Cinder ended on such a high note I was ready to jump into this second book to see how the story continued.

I listened to this on audiobook.

What I liked

The characters in this series are very likable. The good ones are easy to root for, the bad ones are easy to root against. I love the multiculturalism of the characters too.

I enjoy the basic future-tech and ‘state of the world.’ Neither of these things are over thought. There are people living on the moon, there are cyborgs, there are hover craft. These things are used in the story, but the story doesn’t hinge on the origin of the technology.

Obviously the series is based on a kind of retelling of fairy tales and this triggers a connection to the story. Because of familiarity with the story you think you know where it’s going, but then it ends up in a different place.

What I didn’t like

I can’t say there was anything that I didn’t like. It was very good!

My review

I give the book 5 out of 5 wolves 🐺.

This was my 5th book of 2020.