Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2)

Cinder’s back in the second installment of the Lunar Chronicles.

Cinder is trying to break out of prison – the thing is she still will the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she succeeds. Meanwhile, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. And as she investigates her grandmother’s disappearance, she learns that she may not know who her grandmother really is.

Scarlet soon meets Wolf – a street fighter that may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts. The thing is Wolf has a few dark secrets and Scarlet doesn’t trust him.  As the duo 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.

 

Warning: Spoiler Alert

 

This book was incredible!!!
Adding a new fairy tale retelling while still continuing Cinder’s story was mind-blowing. I loved the introduction of Scarlet and Wolf. Some good and bad points about this book I found.

The Good:
Loved the retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.
Love how Scarlet (Red Riding Hood) keeps pulling a gun at Wolf.
The different characters POVs made this book ever better. I loved how you got the story from everyone and not just one character.
After reading this, I totally ship Scarlet + Wolf and Cinder + Thorne.
This book was a page-turner. Loved the twists on every page.

The Bad:
Character development was still slow and lacking.
Kai became a jerk. I cannot stand his character. I know he is trying to save his country, but he seriously needs a boost of courage.

Overall:
The book was an excellent retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Loved the plot twists in this book. It made an incredible second installment to this series.

 

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