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.
I wasn’t sure how this series was going to transition adding more characters and yet connecting the two stories. I really enjoyed Cinder, so I was afraid it was going to turn into a hot mess of confusion.
But Meyer did a fantastic job and at the point when I knew how the stories were going to collide, I had one of those “ahhhha!” outloud type moments. I heart those moments, even if it scares strangers around me.
As with Cinder, there’s characters you adore. Take Thorne…that charming scoundrel! Yes, I did just use scoundrel and no, I’m not 97 years old. But it’s the perfect way to describe him. Such the charmer. All the characters are great!
And Kai, get your shenanigans TO.GET.HER. You’re really beginning to make me angry.
Meyer really knows how to end a book on a cliff hanger, so the only upsetting thing about finishing the book is I have to wait until 2014 to continue in the Lunar Chronicles.