Aces, I’m officially obsessed with this series.
Although I’ve fallen head over heels for Cinder, I honestly enjoyed this one way more. And its probably because Cinder is still a main character here, and we get as much Cinder as Scarlet. This one just blew me away. First off, a HUGE shout-out to (Captain) Thorne, probably the most hilarious fictional character I’ve ever come across. You rock dude. I was always looking forward to the Cinder-Thorne scenes, I would literally laugh until my giggles turned into sobs. It was crazy. Then of course, Scarlet and Wolf.God, I loved this retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood. And I thought Marissa did a great job at not only making it look like a retelling but also leaving a touch of originality, which I thought was very obvious by the way, via changing the course of the story to something brilliant and breathtaking, and most essentially, still surprising. Thus, not giving the readers the pleasure (or in my case, the misery) of knowing where the story is going, or how its going to end.
I definitely didn’t expect to swoon during the Scarlet/Wolf scenes, but oh my stars, I would literally fan myself. LITERALLY. And no one was even around to see me fanning myself, so no, it wasn’t for show.
I’m not sure if you’re supposed to love a retelling more than the original story, but this is my case.
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.