The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth...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.
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In “Scarlet” the second book of the Lunar Chronicles we find yet another fairy tale princess in another controversy role.
Scarlet is a girl living in a farm in France with her grandmother who just disappeared and Scarlet will use every means possible to retrieve her which includes a street fighter with extremely luminous eyes named Wolf (!!!), while a thousand miles away in New Beijing Cinder is escaping the high security prison Emperor Kai put her for high treason with the help of charming Captain Thorn (!!!).
What I found fascinating in this book is the complexity and diversity of the main Characters; Scarlet and Cinder are unique yet so very different, Cinder is still young and naive while Scarlet is down to earth and determined; they both fight with passion and are completely loyal to their friends.
But most of all I loved Wolf and Thorn, discovering those two guys was my absolute reward for reading these books, a gift from the author all for me. Wolf was born in Luna, was mutated and had his head violated over and over again in order to be an assassin by the devious Queen Levana, Thorn is a beautiful thief full of himself and with an extremely witty tongue.
I loved the open-heartiness of Thorn:
“A relieved grin filled up Thorne’s face. “We’re having another moment, aren’t we?”
“If by a moment, you mean me not wanting to strangle you for the first time since we met, then I guess we are.”
The inner turmoil of Wolf:
“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”
The stories of the two girls intertwine and while the one runs for her life and the other runs for her grandmother ultimately their paths are meant to cross.
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