Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling instalment of the best-selling 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 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, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
This is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles, there will be spoilers for the first book Cinder. Review for Cinder here. (Spoiler Free)
After the ending of Cinder, I was dying to know what happens. Luckily, this audiobook was available from my library within a few days.
I am officially obsessed with this series.
The plot is well paced and addictive! I am hooked.
In this book, we continue to follow Cinder and Kai’s stories with the addition to some new characters whose story intertwines.
Unlike the first book, I didn’t find this book to be predictable. The writing has improved so much, not that it was ever bad, but you can see the development. The plot twists/turns were good and engaging. I was constantly wanting to keep listening.
The characters are all so interesting and engaging. I love all the new characters (+ ships!!).
Cinder: Still love Cinder. She’s such a great character and it was easy to get invested and attached to her. I love her development throughout the books and I am loving reading her journey.
Kai: Aww Kai! I love him. I feel for him.
I still loved following his story, even though Cinder isn’t really part of it, but still kinda is?
I miss his interaction with Cinder and I realllllly hope they get reunited at some point.
Scarlet: I liked the addition of Scarlet. I didn’t manage to predict how her story would end up linking with Cinder’s, which was nice. I liked her as a character, I really felt for her as her Grandmother disappeared. Her chapters were really entertaining and I was instantly invested in her story. I didn’t know at first whether I was going to like the introduction of a new POV character, as I was so invested in Cinder, but I was wrong. I really liked Scarlet!
Thorne: I freaking love Thorne!! I love that he’s cocky, arrogant and self-loving. He adds some comic relief to the story. I loved his interaction with Cinder, they clash and are so vastly different. Plus, he’s definitely a secret sweetheart!
Wolf: I like Wolf. He was a mysterious character, I always sensed something weird about him. No spoilers. He’s an interesting character, I like his interactions with Scarlet.
Rating: 4.5 Stars