This is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles, and won’t really work so well if you haven’t read the first one. Start with Cinder, then come back and read this review when you’ve caught up. Really, you don’t want to be reading this review – it’s going to contain spoilers about the first book. Continue reading if you don’t mind, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Scarlet Benoit needs to find her grandmother, who disappeared without a trace a few weeks ago. Her ID chip was left behind, and Scarlet is convinced she’s been kidnapped. The local police, however, don’t suspect foul play and have rejected the case. Scarlet’s determined to locate her grandmother on her own, but has few leads or clues. How is the mysterious prize fighter, calling himself Wolf, connected? He arrived in the area around the same time Scarlet’s grandmother disappeared, and seems very interested in Scarlet.
How is Scarlet’s grandmother connected with dangerous Lunar fugitive and cyborg Linh Cinder? The heroine of Meyer’s previous book has escaped from prison along with self-styled Captain Carswell Thorne thanks to the advanced cyborg enhancements Doctor Erland gave her at the end of the last book. On the run in Thorne’s stolen spacecraft, the two manage to constantly stay one step ahead of the Lunar and Earthen authorities, and discover that a former officer named Michelle Benoit may have further clues about Cinder’s past.
Full review on my blog.