The second installment of the Lunar Chronicles is a retelling of the story of Red Riding Hood. The story continues directly from where Cinder left off, with the news of Cinder's downfall at the New Beijing palace.
This story focuses on a young french girl, Scarlet, who is desperate to find her grandmother after authorities rule her disappearance as non-suspicious, believing the old lady to be mad. Scarlet doesn't feel this is the case and continues to be preoccupied with finding her.
A chance meeting with a strong silent stranger, while making her vegetable delivery rounds, Scarlet finds herself thrown into a world of what can only be described as difficult. Learning of her grandmother's connection to the now fugitive Cinder, Scarlet is imprisoned and manipulated, only to have her grandmother die before they can complete their escape.
Another brilliant adaptation of an old classic, another I just couldn't put down. This ties in with some of the mini-stories Meyer created to accompany her series. I'll be eager to read Cress and Winter in the new year, and of course the other smaller stories that fall in between.
Scarlet gets 5/5 stars.