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Friday, January 5, 2018

Scarlet - Marissa Meyer

Cinder, the cyborg fugitive, must escape prison if she hopes to stay alive. Her newfound powers may make it a bit easier to escape and hide, but it still won't be easy with both residents of earth and luna looking for her.

Meanwhile on the earth's surface, a young woman named Scarlet fears for her grandmother's life. When her grandmother disappeared without a word, Scarlet knew she must have been kidnapped, but neither the police nor the private investigator believe her. Of course it doesn't help that they both have a reputation for being "crazy".

Scarlet would begin the search herself if she had any leads. Enter Wolf, a man who says he can help her find her grandmother. With what little money she has left, Scarlet decides to take the stranger up on his offer to save her grandmother and in the process unravel secrets of her own childhood.

At the beginning I was turned off by the main character, Scarlet. Her rage, while understandable, made her somewhat unsympathetic, but as I got further into the book I realized she is just a no-nonsense kind of person. As I expected a romance between Scarlet and Wolf appeared but was not developed.

Cinder's portion was filled with action and tragedy, but also with some unexpected humor with the new addition to her party.

The continuing development of the larger plot line is what made this novel enjoyable for me. I'm interested to see what comes in the next book.

Books in the Series:
Cinder (Book 1)
Cress (Book 3)

Similar Reads:
The Stepsister Scheme - Jim C. Hines
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast - Nancy Campbell Allen

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