Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison—even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does—in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.
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.
So, I’m not as happy with this book as I was for Cinder. It was still good, and I really did love it, but I don’t know, I just wasn’t a fan of Scarlet as much as I was for Cinder. I was looking forward to those moments with Cinder, and did not care at all for the parts with Scarlet. Scarlet was just so head strong, she didn’t think at all, which landed her in a place where she would have been killed had it not been for the rescue party. For me, she just wasn’t that likeable a character as Cinder had been. Sure, saving your grandmother is very important, but that doesn’t mean you rush in to a heavily armed area with no plan, a gun, and no way out. Come on man, don’t be a dumbass…
One character I thought I wouldn’t like but ended up loving was Carswell Thorne. Seriously, I was like “who’s this player coming in, trying to be all cool” Boy was I wrong about him. He was funny and clever; not at all what I thought. I’m really excited to read more with him in Cress.
Now, I did not like this book as much as I did Cinder, but it certainly didn’t ruin the series for me. I’m excited to read the next book cause it looks like everyone’s gonna throw down!
So happy about this series!!!