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.
Scarlet was an amazing story. It goes between Cinder and Scarlet's stories. At fist I was worried we wouldn't get to see much of Cinder's story and we wouldn't know what was going on with her story. However, I was VERY wrong. The stories melded together and the reader ends up with more information about what is going on throughout Cinder's world. We get to find out about how the Lunar Princess came to Earth and how she became what she is now. It was amazing writing. When Cinder and Scarlet's stories finally come together it leads to a whirlwind of action. War, death, and destruction are just a few things that happen during this book. We also get to glimpse Kai's side a few times too. I loved Scarlet. It was an amazing sequel that was written very well. Will Cinder be able to save Kai? Will she be able to learn how to use her Lunar gifts to overthrow the Queen? So many questions!!
Wolf is the mysterious guy who Scarlet keeps running into. After seeing him fight she has a lot of questions. Unfortunately Wolf doesn't give many answers. He does however agree to help Scarlet find her missing Grandma. He knows the pack that took her. It is a dangerous journey for them. Scarlet has no idea what she is getting into. I was honestly shocked when it all came together. I couldn't predict what was going to happen and I love that about books! Wolf's feelings start to get in the way of his duty and things get kind of crazy towards the end.
Thorne is the guy that Cinder escapes from jail with. Not by choice. She accidentally ends up in his cell. I really liked him. His personality was fun, even with the terrible situations they ended up in. He was carefree and very different from Cinder. Maybe that's why I like him so much. I don't think he was really a love interest for Cinder. At least not to me anyway. Kai is still the guy who makes her all light and fluffy. Things between them are obviously strained. Kai is forced to find Cinder and turn her over to the Queen to avoid war. This turns out to be a very difficult task. I really hope things get better for Kai. He is in a bad place at the end of this book. Cinder will do whatever she can to get him out of it. I hope that they will get to be together!
I am sad that the next book doesn't come out until 2014! That is such a long time to wait. But, I will wait and get it as soon as it comes out. I would highly recommend this series!