The second book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.
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 . . .
***Red Riding Hood-meets-Percy Jackson in a thrilling new spin on Grimm by Marissa Meyer, the author of Cinder.***
Sabrina Reiter, Thalia-Buchhandlung Wien, Donauzentrum
Marissa Meyer has done it again. This time she took "Little Red Riding Hood" and put a new twist on it.
Scarlet has lived with her grandmother in the charming little town of Rieux ever since she was a little kid. Now at the age of 18 she finds herself suddenly all alone when her grandmother is abducted by mysterious strangers. When Marissa Meyer has done it again. This time she took "Little Red Riding Hood" and put a new twist on it.
Scarlet has lived with her grandmother in the charming little town of Rieux ever since she was a little kid. Now at the age of 18 she finds herself suddenly all alone when her grandmother is abducted by mysterious strangers. When the police prove to be totally useless Scarlet decides to go find her grandmother on her own...with the help of Wolf that is. But is it wise to trust a man you just met hours before?
Meanwhile, Cinder breaks out of prison and finds herself on the run. But where to go when not only Queen Levana, but every Earthan and Lunar there is is looking for you?
I loved this sequel. At first, I was a little bit confused, because the story started off being all about Scarlet when I so badly needed to know what happened to Cinder, but luckily I didn't have to wait long for her to make an appearance.
I love the new characters and the way the two storylines are interwoven in such a clever way.
I highly recommend this series to teenagers aged 14 and up. If you do decide to read this series, I recommend you buy all the books at once, because otherwise the cliffhangers at the end of each one might keep you up all night!