Monday, February 11, 2013

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer - Paul's Pre-Reading

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Title: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Year Published: 2013

Synopsis: 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

Why?: Cinder was one of my favorite books of last year. It was such an amazing combination of so many things I like: fairytale retelling, sci-fi, and young adult. Scarlet is the sequel/companion, introducing a new lead character and a new fairytale: Little Red Riding Hood. 

Expectations: I expect Scarlet to be the main feature, but I am hoping Cinder plays a pretty big role. I want to learn more about the Lunar Kingdom and the Queen. From what I can gather, it seems like the Lunar Chronicles is going to be an epic gathering of characters, like The Avengers. I am hoping for interesting interactions between new characters and old characters, leading up to an epic ensemble cast. 

Judging a book by its cover: I really like this cover. The "red riding hood" is on the cover. Pale skin and ginger hair can also be seen. I like the font of the title. 


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