Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison—even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does—in this second installment from Marissa Meyer. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know... show more
Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison—even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does—in this second installment from Marissa Meyer. 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.An NPR Best Book of 2013
Publish date: February 4th 2014
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 505
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.