Due out in early 2013 from Macmillan, Scarlet is the second book in Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles young-adult series. Cinder reappears in the next futuristic tweaking of a familiar fairy tale — as does Prince Kai, the evil lunar ruler Queen Levana, and a heap of intergalactic intrigue.
Debuting in the new book, however, is Scarlet Benoit, a young French woman who enlists the services of a street fighter named Wolf when she finds her grandmother, a former military pilot, gone missing.
Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Two more fairy-tale fantasies will follow Scarlet, including Cress (2014), Meyer’s take on the Rapunzel legend, and the Snow White-inspired conclusion, Winter (2015).
I am lucky to have a daughter who is a young adult literature aficionado which causes her to attend conferences and meeting across this great country of ours and become friends with many authors. Because of her contacts she received the ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of this book and after she read it she sent it to me.
I had fallen in love with the character of Cinder from the first book by the same name and wasn’t sure if I would like Scarlet as well, but I did. The book was wonderful, a very fast read, action packed and fairy tale like.
It will be released in February of 2013 and if you’ve read Cinder be sure to make a note and get Scarlet as soon as it comes out.