Sunday, September 29, 2013

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Review

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Feiwell and Friends
Source: Bought
Second book in the Lunar Chronicles series
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.

It's about time I read this. The amount of hype for this book is well deserved. It was amazing. I enjoyed it so much I can't decide which is my favorite Cinder or Scarlet. 

This is a creative twist on Red Riding Hood with a hint of Cinderella. Scarlet's grandma gas been kidnapped. Scarlet isn't going to stop until she knows why. Cinder is locked up while she figures out what to do next. 

I didn't enjoy Scarlet's character as much as Cinder but she was still great. I loved how strong she was. I liked that she didn't let anyone walk over her. Wolf was also a great character. I loved how complex he was. I also loved how good he tried to be. Another great character was Thorne. He made a very nice addition to the story. 

This has such a unique storyline. It was very action packed and fast paced. You had no idea where the story was going. The two characters stories tied together perfectly. Overall this blew my expectations out of the water. I can't wait to continue this amazing series. 


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