Synopsis from Amazon
The second book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.
This is not the fairy-tale 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 . . .
***Red Riding Hood-meets-Percy Jackson in a thrilling new spin on Grimm by Marissa Meyer, the author of Cinder.***
I love making playlists for my books, and SCARLET (my futuristic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood) had plenty of songs that lent themselves easily to the story. Obvious songs, like “Li’l Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon, and “Howlin’ for You” by The Black Keys.
After all, wolves are kind of an important fixture, in both the fairy tale and the book.
But if I had to choose one song that to me feels like the book’s theme song, it would be “Animal” by the Neon Trees.
Here we are again, I feel the chemicals kicking in.
It’s getting heavy and I want to run and hide,
I want to run and hide.
I love how this song is romantic—but in a very primal, passionate way, which is how I envision Scarlet and Wolf’s feelings toward each other. Although Wolf has the obvious animalistic tendencies, Scarlet acts on instincts just as much as he does, and while they both spend some time trying to fight off the initial attraction they feel to each other, eventually it gets to a point where the feelings are too strong to ignore.
You’re just a cannibal, and I’m afraid I won’t get out alive.
No, I won’t sleep tonight…
Of course, acting on those feelings comes with consequences too, which is another reason I love this song. It makes the idea of falling in love sound dangerous—perhaps even deadly—which it very much is for these two characters.
Plus, this song is just really peppy and I can’t seem to stop listening to it. The best kind of theme song!
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