Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling 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.
©2013 Marissa Meyer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
** Spoiler Alert!*** This story changes perspectives several times among several different characters so the story was not as smooth as it was in Meyer's first book. The addition of the second protagonist and her fairytale retelling felt a little twilight-y and was disappointing after reading Cinder, the first book in the series. I did enjoy hearing more about Cinder's story and I am excited to read the third book. Overall it was pretty good!
Books are where I can clear my head and fall into another world for a short while.
Rebecca Soler is an amazing narrator with the ability to bring the story to life!
I am a clay sculptor and an art instructor at a community college. I mostly listen to audiobooks while I work in my home studio.
I waited eagerly for the second book and now I've got to wait eagerly for the third.
Meyer puts together a fast-paced story filled with details about the characters in a believably constructed future-ish world. I loved all the information about the science and technology of this alternate world.
Of course this story isn't exactly new, but the telling doesn't seem to be forecast from the outset. We know who will encounter one another in the future, but we don't know exactly how their story will unfold.
The first book was a cute, little futuristic start to Cinderella and I loved it, but I HATE cliff hangers. This book has lots of adventure, twists and turns; I am surprised at the difference. Yet again, this is another cliff hanger. Cinder is the Princess and Scarlet is tied to her future, the two stories are separate and interesting. How will the two girls get Cinder safely back to Kai? I will be getting the third book immediately when it is released!
Well probably not. There are pretty much endless books for me to read and listen to, so I don't know if I would use my time listening to something I've already heard.
I liked all the stuff with the Lunars. I'm still trying to figure it all out. And I loved Scarlett. She was badass.
All the French characters. And Cinder, of course. And the ex-con she met up with, whatever his name was. He was pretty hilarious.
I might have wanted to, but no one has time for that.
An excellent followup. Sometimes sequels aren't as good, but this book was pretty darn awesome.
The narrators are great, very believable, and the story is great. It made me not want to stop listening till it was over!
Cinder of course, because it's by the same author. Yet it's entirely different than the first book. Exciting story!
Wow- they all were good. But I think I like Cinder the best.
Not really. It's just a fun story. I'm glad it's not real life!
Life in the Thumb
Scarlet blew me away!! There is no Sophomore Slump going on with Marissa Meyers Lunar Chronicles series. The story advanced rapidly and I loved the pacing, excitement, and the way Meyers twisted Scarlet and Cinder's story lines together....fantastic! And let's talk about Wolf for a minute, can we??? By the end of this story I was crushing on Wolf like a school girl!! I can't wait for the next installment, which sadly isn't until 2014, but I won't hesitate to pre-order it and until then will be obsessively checking the calendar!
Recommend? YES!!! I started this series on audio and will continue listening to it. I love the narrator's voice and once again she did a stellar job!!!
Wonderful story with a terrific audible narrator. The middle of the story gets a bit slow, in my opinion, but the end is terrific. Don't stop listening to this book. In the end, you can't "put it down" and I'd be racing for the next one if it were only out. Sadly, I must wait for the next book (Cress according to Marissa Meyer's website) in 2014.
A more interesting character? Scarlet just seems like a stereotypical whiny teenage protagonist. Cinder was really really interesting in her background, lifestyle, etc. Nothing grabbed me in this one and I had trouble getting through it. Jumping back and forth between Scarlet and Cinder was irritating.
Continued to be as creative and innovative as she had been in the first one.
She was okay.
yes I love the characters
Dianna Gabaldon's Outlander. There are real people doing things real people would do in those situations.
Science Fiction and Fantasy are a wonderful medium to try to answer the big "what if" about ourselves.
Yes Cinder and it was just as good
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