Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows readers to showcase eagerly awaited upcoming releases.
This week I’ve picked Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
- Expected publication: 2nd January 2013 by Puffin (Penguin AU)
- Format: Paperback, 352 pages
- Series: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
- ISBN13: 9780141340234 ISBN10: 0141340231
- Goodreads / The Book Depository
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.
Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .
Every time I’m asked about the book I have enjoyed the most this year, Cinder automatically comes to mind and refuses to budge from first place. I read it early this year and even though I have read a lot since then, and have enjoyed many books immensely, nothing beats Cinder. When I first heard of Cinder I thought the book wouldn’t be that good, and a little weird, because how good could a Cinderella retelling set in the future, with a cyborg for a main character, really be? The answer: Amazing!! I loved everything about it, and am dying to read the next three books in the series: Scarlet, Cress and Winter. The best thing about this series is that all the books will be fairy tale retellings: Cinder of Cinderella, Scarlet of Little Red Riding Hood, Cress of Rapunzel and Winter of Snow White.
There are also two novellas in the series: Glitches (#0.5) and The Queen’s Army (#1.5). Glitches is available at the Tor website for free, and The Queen’s Army will be released this week.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer