Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The second book in the Lunar Chronicles, Meyer adds new characters like Scarlet that get mixed up in the tale that begin with Cinder and Prince Kai. After her grandmother goes missing from their farm in rural France, Scarlet teams up with a street fighter named Wolf. This Little Red Riding Hood is brave, stubborn and loyal to a fault.
Pair this adventurous read with a classic French cocktail, Kir. You’d likely find this cocktail on the menu in Scarlet’s hometown and even its color is a tribute to the title character.
Goodreads Synopsis: 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. 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.
“Even in the future, beware of the big, bad wolf…” – Marissa Meyer, Scarlet
- 1 oz creme de cassis
- white wine
Add creme de cassis to a champagne flute and fill to the top with white wine (if you’re feeling fancy, mix up a Kir Royale which substitutes wine for champagne.)