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Author: Marissa Meyer

Rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Macmillan / Square Fish

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Scarlet’s grandmother is missing. Scarlet’s alcoholic father reappears after a long absence, raving and pocked with burns. And a strange man, Wolf, arrives with a similar tattoo that Scarlet’s father described on his tormentors.

As the story develops, it becomes clear that Scarlet’s grandmother kept several secrets. Scarlet finds reconciling this difficult, especially since she grew up with her grandmother insisting that they don’t keep secrets. It turns out keeping a cyborg princess quiet is a big deal, especially when the princess’s aunt wants her dead.

All the while Cinder escapes captivity and certain death from the Lunar court that insists all Lunars on Earth must be put to death. Cinder isn’t sure why they’re after her, but she’s intent on finding out.

I enjoyed that I wasn’t sure if Wolf was good or bad through most of the book, Meyer keeps you guessing. This was my second attempt; I recall not liking this book before and putting it down, but I can’t recall why. This time I enjoyed it, and I recommend it.