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This week the ARC of Scarlet by Marissa Miles has finally made it to the top of my review stack. I have been wanting to read it ever since I finished Cinder and really wanting to read it since it appeared in my mailbox on October 9. It will be released on February 5. Here is the description:
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.Beginning:
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.
Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portsreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: "Comm received for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement Department of Missing Persons."Friday 56:
"Is it just me, or is this a big moment in our relationship?"
Cinder scoffed. Turning away, she pointed at a grate near the ceiling.