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This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.
SCARLET BENOIT’S grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .
I wasn’t sure that I was going to enjoy Scarlet because although I enjoyed Cinder, I expected a lot from it. I think perhaps with my expectations not as high as they were, I actually found Scarlet a more enjoyable read. I think this is partly because Scarlet is a much stronger book.
I thought Scarlet was a much better protagonist. Scarlet seems a lot stronger and has more about her. She comes across as strong-willed and ready to kick anyone’s ass that messes with her. I love how she stands up for herself and her grand-mother. I also loved the character of Wolf, a street fighter, who she has to trust if she wants to find her grand-mother. I did like how the story changed from Scarlet to Cinder’s adventures. The book shifts every few chapters to ensure both of the character’s tales are being told. Cinder and Kai are likeable characters, but as I mentioned before, I find Scarlet and Wolf much more interesting.
Marissa Meyer can certainly write well. I loved the change of narration. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next in this series.
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