Last week I started a series where I review backlist books, usually those that I am re-reading. I started this off with Cinder, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer, and this week I am moving on to the next book, Scarlet.
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. 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.
Since I (like so many others) love everything that Marissa Meyer writes, it is not surprising that I liked this book. I think the thing that I enjoyed most that there were two stories that were running into each other, and you could see the collision happening, but it was exciting to see exactly when it would occur.
I’m going to escape now.
I did appreciate in this book that Scarlet was also a fierce and independent female lead, along with Cinder. It was nice to see that there can be more than one strong lead where they have different backgrounds. I also like the fact that Scarlet can ask for help and knows when she is out of her depth. It was nice to see the idea that women can be strong without being the person who knows the most about everything. In the same thread, I liked how Wolf treats her with respect and doesn’t think any less of her for asking for help.