Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
Feiwel & Friends/ February 5, 2013 / $17.99 print, $9.99 digital
Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the 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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer shifts the setting for the well-known fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood” to a far-future Earth. The heroine’s red hood is changed to a beat-up red hoodie, the grandmother was in the military, and the wolf does not run on four legs. It’s a Young Adult science fiction novel with ongoing romances; you can read an excerpt or a get a First Look at Book 1 in the series, Cinder, here on H&H.