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Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2013.
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The second book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today - Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer! "An interesting mash up of fairy tales and sciencefiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, Terminator , and Star Wars."-- Entertainment Weekly on the Lunar Chronicles

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Oct 13, 2018

This book does a fantastic job flipping between prospectives and is a fantastic sequel to cinder. If you loved the first book you will love this. The plot twists are supprizing but don’t come out of nowhere. It’s not as action packed as the first but does a great job setting up plot points coming in the next books. Scarlet is a fantastic character that stands on her own and is different than Cinder but not better or worse. It’s my least favourite of the series as an individual book, but when reading them in succession it fits in perfectly and does everything it should. Do yourself a favour and read this book

Sep 10, 2018

I am really enjoying this series. In this book we get to meet new characters, Scarlet and Wolf, and see their story, which slowly unravels to be a part of something much bigger. It all comes together, and we still get to see what is happening with Cinder and Kai. I love the way the plot slowly brings the two girls together while we learn more about Cinder's background and Levana's craziness.
Onto the next book!

Aug 22, 2018

I loved this novel! Scarlet is much more action-packed than Cinder, but it works for the characters. Oh boy, the characters. We are introduced to several new main characters in Scarlet. Of the eponymous Scarlet Benoit, a gun-toting girl on a quest to find her grandmother, but also Wolf, a street fighter and Scarlet's love interest, and Carswell Thorne, a very charming criminal that Cinder meets in prison. The story is based on the Little Red Riding Hood tale but still manages to keep you guessing to the end.

Mar 14, 2018

I love this book. My 3rd favorite after winter and cress. READ IT!

Jan 28, 2018

To be honest, I didn't like this book very much. It had too much violence, gore, and destruction. The book went on and on and I was tempted to stop reading. I continued on the series because I couldn't put down Cinder.

Oct 23, 2017

I felt like this book really shows how you'll do anything for someone you love, even if it may be dangerous.

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Oct 22, 2017

It didn't quite live up to Cinder's ambitious premise, but it was still a great read. I'm looking forward to Cress with great anticipation! However, the romances are still quite annoying because they're so perfect for each other and they can't see it and . . . anyway, it's awesome. Great reads!

Aug 26, 2017

I LOVE this book. Scarlet and Wolf are my OTP. I love how Scarlet loves Wolf dispite his genetic alterations. I also love the book, I love this much more than Cinder. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed Cinder a lot too.

Jul 20, 2017

Oh my goodness, I freaking LOVED this book. It was so much better than Cinder- the storyline was faster paced, and more characters were introduced. Scarlet's and Wolf's stories merged so seamlessly with Cinder's that their presence never felt shoehorned in or unnecessary. There are several storylines happening at once, and Meyer jumps back and forth between them with ease- the reader is never confused as to what's going on.
All of the female characters in this series so far are strong ones- everyone from Scarlet's grandmother to the queen herself are empowered, brave, strong and self-sufficient. Scarlet does rely on Wolf, but she is highly capable in her own right. The romance between the two is believable and sweet (and I can't wait to see it continue in the next two books!)
I tend to really enjoy fairy tale retellings, and this series is no different. I love seeing the classic stories turned on their heads and given a new refreshing twist. Seeing as how I finished this book in 6 days, I might just have to dive right into the next one.

sarahbru17 Jul 17, 2017

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 9/10
Writing: 10/10
For whatever reason, this is my least favorite of the Lunar Chronicles. Maybe it’s just because it *verges* on a supernatural romance, and I have certain prejudices in that category. Maybe it’s because Scarlet is closer to the stereotypically angry, rebellious teenage protagonist common in YA. Maybe it’s because it felt a little far removed from the plot of Cinder. Whatever it was, it’s still a wonderful book with a fun new couple and intriguing developments in the series plot, and worth churning through to get to the next installment.

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Feb 22, 2016

I realized I would rather DIE... Because I betray them... Than live... Because I betray... YOU

Aug 22, 2015

“Her mind emptied of everything but the gusting wind and how fragile Wolf looked in that heartbeat, like one movement could break him open.”

Aug 22, 2015

“She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him.”

Aug 22, 2015

“I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

Aug 22, 2015

“I lied to you about a lot of things....but I meant every apology.”

Aug 22, 2015

“We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance...all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.”

Jul 02, 2015

“I know what it's like when you can't get no one to listen to you. When what you say don't matter. I half think every girl knows what it's like to be silenced.”

Jul 20, 2014

After a long silence of examining the retracting mechanism, the girl wrinkled her nose. "Two counts of treason, if you must know. And resisting arrest, and unlawful use of bioelectricity. Oh, and illegal immigration, but honestly, I think that's a little excessive." -Scarlet

Karun Joseph Jul 18, 2014

“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

- Scarlet

Jun 10, 2014

"And then I'll stop hiding."
~ Cinder

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Mar 13, 2018

Cinder has been captured and has been imprisoned by Queen Levana, she has also learned that she is Princess Selene, the true successor to the throne. Levana tried to have Selene killed several years ago but she survived the attack and was hidden on Earth away from Levana. Cinder escapes from prison with Captain Thorne and they use his hidden ship to get away from their captors. Cinder knows that she must find a way to stop Prince Kai from marrying Queen Levana. Meanwhile, Scarlet’s grandmother has gone missing and the police are no help in finding her. She meets a tough, street-fighter named Wolf and enlists his help in searching for her grandmother. While Scarlet and Wolf are on their way to where her grandmother is being held prisoner, Levana has released beast-like creatures that are roaming the streets and killing large numbers of people. Cinder and Captain Thorne go to France to look for Scarlet’s grandmother when they learn that she was part of the team that saved Princess Selene and brought her to Earth. Here they meet Scarlet and Wolf and come together to fight against Queen Levana.

Aug 22, 2015

A new character, Scarlet Benoit, is introduced in the first few pages. While she desperately searches for her missing grandmother, Cinder is busy escaping from New Beijing’s prison. Plot twist after plot twist cause Scarlet and Cinder’s paths to surprisingly cross.


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Jun 10, 2014

Violence: Fighting.

Jun 10, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: EXTREMELY gory scenes.

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