UNWASTED WORDS

Friday’s First Listen -Scarlet

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BY Marissa Meyer NARRATOR Rebecca Soler LENGTH 11 hours 19 mins PUBLISHER Macmillan Audio RELEASE 02/05/13

Thank you Macmillan Audio for providing this week’s clip! As promised here’s a taste of Marissa Meyer’s Sci-Fi fairy tale series. Scarlet is the second installment of The Lunar Chronicles. Normally I don’t like overly drawn out series, normally I would think a book that’s part Star Wars part Grimm Fairy Tales with a few dystopian elements and a little high fantasy political drama would be way too many ideas.

But this isn’t a normal situation. Because I would read twenty installments of this series and somehow Meyer’s manages to tame all those ideas and elements into literary perfection. Simply put this isn’t a work of fiction. It’s a work of genius. Happy Listening!

Summary

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.

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.

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