Lunar Chronicles #2 Published Feb 2013 by Feiwel and Friends YA, Science Fiction | 454 pages 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.
Book Review: ★★★★★
At the start of this sequel to Cinder we’re taken across the world to the European Federation. The book starts out centered on a new character; Scarlet. She’s a simple farmer who meets the mysterious street fighter Wolf. I loved the dynamic between these two and couldn’t get enough of them. I also found Scarlet’s story a bit more fun to read than Cinder’s. We still get to see Cinder and what happened to her after the ball. We’re also introduced to a Captain Carswell Thorne, who I found absolutely hilarious.
I loved how Meyer wrote this sequel in such a way where the connection between Scarlet and Cinder was so mysterious and hidden until later on in the novel. It kept me wrapped up in the story and I kept reading just to find out how their stories would connect.
I think I liked this book even better than Cinder. The story was more adventurous and I thoroughly enjoyed the addition of the new characters. The writing, as usual, was amazing. Meyer has a way of creating a world that just sucks you in. The detail is so simple and yet so vivid that you can even smell the farm that Scarlet is from.
I devoured this book. I couldn’t get enough of it. Now I’m impatiently waiting for Cress to be released so I can continue on the adventure with Cinder, Scarlet and all their companions. (Yes, I’ve already pre-ordered my copy).