The Goodreads segment contains spoilers to Cinder so if you have not read the first book skip the summary.
Goodreads: 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 instalment 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.
I first started this book last year but I really couldn’t get into it at all. I found constantly switching between different people and sub plots really started to confuse me. But I really wanted to finish the series so I knew I had to read it, and I’m glad I did.
Scarlet follows on from where we left off in Cinder but we are introduced to two new characters and their story.
Scarlet’s story I didn’t really care for until the drama and action and plot twists kicked it, as I was so caught up with what had happened at the end of Cinder. But it soon became clear that Scarlet and Cinder would both meet at some point as their stories intertwined.
I can’t tell you too much without giving the whole story away, but we start to learn so much more about Cinder and this dystopian world the more we read Scarlet.
As a sequel it was good but different from other books I have read. It was a change to follow different people’s story lines but it works really well the more you get into it.