Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
by Marissa Meyer
This is the sequel to Cinder. The Lunar Chronicles are dystopia retellings of classic fairy tales. 16 year-old Cinder is the cyborg Cinderella who loses her foot when she falls down the stairs at the ball. Scarlet is Red Riding Hood. Cress is Rapunzel. Winter is Snow White. Then there is the evil queen who lives on the moon.
18 year-old Scarlet is searching for her grandmother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Red-headed Scarlet wears a red hoodie and meets a street fighter named Wolf. Cinder escapes from prison. Scarlet and Wolf go off to search for Scarlet's grandmother. Scarlet's father tells her that the men who kidnapped Scarlet's grandmother are looking for something that her grandmother has. Scarlet doesn't believe that her grandmother could be mixed up in something nefarious and insists that they have the wrong person. But Scarlet's grandmother is involved in the conspiracy hiding Cinder's true identity.
I was really liking this book a lot. I liked Cinder too but I liked this one better. I was really enjoying Scarlet and Wolf. I love this series. I am so sad that I have to wait another year for the next book. 5 stars.