While this was an easy and fast read, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did Cinder. This book bounced back between Cinder and Scarlet’s POV. I didn’t like Scarlet as much as I did Cinder and much of the book was already covered in Book 1. I am coming to realize that fairytale retellings are not my favorite genre. I felt that this book was just lacking from book 1. I would have liked to see more world building and more character development. While this is YA, to me it read more like a children’s fantasy. I will continue with the series just to find out what happens. I also hate to leave a series undone.
Scarlet must locate her missing grandmother. This plot is retelling from Red Riding Hood with a twist. Cinder must escape prison but as soon as she does will be the commonwealth’s number one fugitive. Wolf is a streetfighter who has an encounter with Scarlet. The two meet Cinder and must avoid Lunar Queen Levana who wants Prince Kai to herself.