Publisher's summary: 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.
My take: Scarlet is another great installment from Meyer.
The book picks up right where "Cinder" left off, but in a small country town in southern France, and focusing mainly on the story of Scarlet. Her grandmother has been missing for three weeks, and while the police and everyone in town think she has run away, Scarlet knows that something more sinister is going on. With the help of a street fighter nicknamed Wolf, Scarlet ventures into the big city of Paris to find her grandmother.
The story picks up with action from the very first page and continues throughout.
In some ways, I enjoyed "Scarlet" more than "Cinder." There was a lot more drama and tension, and Scarlet is quite the fiery character. I enjoyed the alternating points of view throughout the book and that we're not kept in the dark about what's going on with Cinder and Kai.
My rating: Definitely a must read.