Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Release Date: February 5th 2013
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
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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.
Ahhh!! I love love LOVED this book!! It's a Godsent and why oh why didn't I pick up Cinder before?! I'm so glad this series was recommended to me. Before I kept thinking "A cyborg Cinderella pfff hell no" But now I want to be a cyborg or at least have the cool lie detector thing she has!
I was pleasantly surprised with the new character Scarlet although I was disappointed that the first chapter didn’t feature Cinder. I couldn’t figure out what Scarlet had to do with the story other than being a teenage citizen during 126 t.e. but halfway through the book everything started clicking into place and the whole puzzle was fitting together; the whole thing was thought out perfectly.
The book jumped from Scarlet who was a granddaughter of a farmer that went missing, to Cinder who was running away from her prison to Kai who was trying to decide what to do with Cinder’s disappearance and keeping the Lunar queen at bay and not reaching a war. The layout of the book was really cleaver and not at all jumpy which a lot of books sometimes have with more than one settings.
Although I was really disappointed with the fact that this book wasn’t anything like Little Red Riding Hood… Cinder had the evil stepmother and stepsisters, the ball, her being an orphan, losing a foot ect while in Scarlet there were only little things like her red hoodie, and her grandmother being missing and Wolf being a wolf. But apart from that nothing else which disappointed me a great deal. But the relationship between Scarlet and Wolf made up for it!