Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)
For Marissa Meyer's second installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, she imagines Little Red Riding Hood set in the distant future. And yes, there is a big, bad Wolf. Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the... show more
For Marissa Meyer's second installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, she imagines Little Red Riding Hood set in the distant future. And yes, there is a big, bad Wolf. Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns. 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.
Publish date: February 5th 2013
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Edition language: English
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (#2)
I've read a lot of fairy tale retellings. There aren't a lot of rewrites of Little Red Riding Hood that I've come across though there are a few. Most of them are just meh. This one is fabulous. I've re-read it every year since I first read it in 2013. The entire Lunar Chronicles series is A-mazing.
Solid second entry. I was thrown by the first chapter introducing a new character/POV to the series, but it was clever the way the author wove the threads of Little Red Riding Hood into the narrative. Still excellent, deep worldbuilding introducing additional locations, but as a middle book in a ser...
Der zweite Band der „Lunar Chronicles“, „Scarlet“, spielt in Südfrankreich. Warum ausgerechnet Südfrankreich? Der Autorin Marissa Meyer wurde diese Frage oft gestellt. Südfrankreich verfügt über eine Besonderheit, die sie für sich nutzen wollte: einen historisch tief verwurzelten Glauben an Werwölfe...
Yep, I'm still on this ride. 3.5 stars-again because I'm in the middle of the series. I may circle back to give these all 4-5s, but the arc is just too long to tell.