Friday, June 14, 2013

Review: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) By: Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
 Author: Marissa Meyer
 Published: February 5th, 2013
 Source: Bought
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
 Goodreads Summary:

The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth...

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.

My Thoughts:

Scarlet was such a great read! I enjoyed it even more then Cinder and I definitely can't wait to read the next book , Cress. Meyer did a perfect job weaving in the tale of Scarlet while still keeping Cinder and her story a part of it, Scarlet is a retelling of little red riding hood and just like Cinder it was so much fun seeing the bits of the original story in the amazing world that Meyer has created.

Scarlet's grandmother is missing, but nobody is doing anything about it. So, Scarlet takes the search into her own hands, encountering a strange street fighter named Wolf who may have a link to the people who took her grandmother. Wolf was an interesting character to say the least although throughout the book I kept wondering what his link was to Scarlet's grandmother's kidnapping. Meyer kept me guessing and had me almost believing that Wolf was a different person then he turned out to be. As we are following Scarlet's story we were also following the story of Cinder from the first book, who is now in prison and waiting to be taken back to Luna by Queen Levana to face the charges against her.

Meyer does an amazing job of creating characters that just suck you in to their story and I loved the combination of Cinder and Scarlet's stories that eventually intertwined together and I cannot wait to see where it is going to lead to next. We get to see many of our favorite characters from Cinder, of course Prince Kai and even Iko, which as I said in my review of Cinder that she is one of my favorite characters in the whole book and in every scene that she is in, she makes lighter and more fun and the banter between her and  Cinder is most definitely one of my favorite aspects of the series.

Overall, Scarlet is a perfect second book, no second book slump for Meyer, with the weaving together of the two stories I can't wait to see where Meyer will take us next, I will be  ready and waiting to read the next book as soon as possible!                                                                                              


  1. I hear so many people say Scarlet is even better than Cinder, but I didn't get through Cinder, so I don't know if this would be for me either... What do you think?

  2. I liked Scarlet even better than Cinder, too, and I freaking loved Cinder. I am dying for the next book already! :)

  3. This really was an excellent follow up to Cinder and I really can't wait for Cress. Marissa is so creative when it comes to how she does these retellings! Great review :-)

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  4. Scarlet was great, but I think I liked Cinder better, because I found Scarlet really slow at the start, with repeat mentions about Scarlet's grandmother being lost, and not much action. But the parts behind made up for it! I can't wait for Cress too!

  5. i am also confuse who is better scarlet or cinder?

  6. This was an amazing second book! I will point to it when a discussion about crappy second books comes up-this is certainly an exception to the rule!


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