This second book in the Lunar Chronicles is just as good as it’s predecessor, Cinder. At first, I didn’t like the jumping around between plot lines, but the author does a great job of tying the two together toward the end of the book. We meet some new characters in this one and they do not disappoint. Once again, the elements of a classic fairy tale were there — this time, the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The next book, due in February, is Cress, loosely based on the story of Rapunzel, and the last one, Winter, will be based on Snow White. I can’t wait to see how the story plays out.
Scarlet did a good job of moving forward. While I didn’t stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning to finish this one, it still kept my interest piqued enough that I finished it in the span of a few days. The Wolf character was especially interesting… you kept wondering where he stood on the good/bad spectrum. Again, the book felt like it stopped abruptly in the middle of the story. I guess with all the trilogies and book series out there, I should get used to it… but I still don’t like it. I hate that I have to wait until February to read the next portion of the story… and then who knows how long after that for the conclusion.
Overall, it was a good read. I gave it 4 of 5 stars on Goodreads.