Publisher: Feiwel & Friends.
Release Date: February 5, 2013.
Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.
I honestly can't find a single negative thing to say about Scarlet so this review is going to be pretty short and straightforward.
I loved this book. So much.
It's like a companion and a sequel in one and the way that the stories entwine was so cool and clever and executed so perfectly. Scarlet rivals Cinder in the badassery department. She frustrated me at times with her impulsiveness but the lengths she was going through to save her grandmother was so admirable. I like that her hard shell softens with Wolf as the book progresses. And Wolf. Oh, Wolf. *dreamy sigh*
Speaking of Wolf, let me tell you ... this book scared the crap out of me. The wolves and the gore and suspense was so intense. I was really surprised because while Cinder was sci-fi, Scarlet seems like horror with a small dose of sci-fi and the genre crossing is so, so awesome.
Overall, Scarlet is a perfect sequel/companion to Cinder. It's action-packed, romantic, funny, creepy and my only complaint is that I have to way so long for the next book. If you've read the first and you're dragging your feet about this one, please get ahold of this book and read it! And if you're new to the Lunar Chronicle books - what are you waiting for? It's sci-fi and horror meets our favorite fairy tales! Get on it! A million stars to Scarlet!
Other reviews for Scarlet:
365 Days of Reading.
Chick Loves Lit.