BOOK REVIEW: Scarlet

Synopsis

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. 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.

 

Oh my goodness you guys, I freaking LOVE the Lunar Chronicles! Alright, so this book involves the same characters, Cinder, Kai, and basically all of the major characters that were involved in the first book. But now there is not only a new adventure, but new characters, including Scarlet, Wolf, and Thorne Carswell.

It seems more and more problems are arising though as we journey through this series. As always, not to give away too much, but Cinder is becoming more endangered when every new day comes. She still is hesitant on what to believe about her life, but she is willing to find what she needs to help the world become a better place.

As for new coming characters, Scarlet is also finding out who she is and why she is much more than she originally thought. On the way, she’ll have a great deal of help from Wolf, who also is not what he seems to be. Mystery and mystery is what Wolf is. He may be hiding secrets he shouldn’t, but he knows he’s doing it for the better.

This book made me connect with the characters so much more and I was starting to feel the pain Cinder was feeling as I proceeded through her story. And as for new characters, I could definitely feel their emotions, especially the angry ones. Something else that I really liked about this book was that Throne was a nice add on for a little bit of comic relief. In a lot of Dystopian stories now a days, there isn’t really a funny character who is a constant and having him there really made me want to read more.

Overall, this second edition to the Lunar Chronicles is great and I honestly and truly cannot wait for the third installment, Cress. This is a series you don’t want to miss!

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