Review: Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

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Book Info

Genre: Fairytale, Sci-fi, Fantasy
Pages: 512 (paperback)
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Square Fish
Website: Marissa Meyer official website
Scarlet on Goodreads
Marissa Myer Amazon author page
My Review Copy: Purchased
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“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.” – Goodreads

My Pick One Favorite
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Character: Scarlet
Well, they call me Scarlet. Yes, like the hair, what a clever observation.”

Obviously my favorite character is Scarlet – she reminds me of myself in certain ways. She is a badass that will not let any obstacle get in the way of family and what is right. Not only can she take care of herself, she is incredibly self-confident for an 18 year old.

Thoughts About The Book
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Marissa Meyer continues to amaze me in the second installment of The Lunar Chronicles – Scarlet. This wonderful story continues where Cinder’s left off but shifts the focus between Cinder and Scarlet. As the name hints, Scarlet is a play on the classic fairytale Red Riding Hood (just as Cinder’s story was based around Cinderella). Meyer is crafty in her incorporation of fairytale influence, sci-fi, and romance to build upon this powerful world she’s created. As I mentioned in my Favorite Character section above, Scarlet is a complete and total badass. So far, she takes the cake as my favorite character in the Lunar Chronicles (although I still have more books to read, so opinions my change!). Scarlet is beautiful, strong, independent, and places loyalty above all. Her grandmother is not only the mother figure in her life, but her only true family she knows. When she goes missing, Scarlet chooses to take matters into her own to ensure her safety, even if that means making a deal with a hungry wolf.

Which just so happens to bring me to my next topic – Wolf the street fighter. Ohhhh Wolf. Yes, the development between Wolf and Scarlet keeps you hanging onto every word. Every. Single. Word. I imagine Wolf as a tall, muscle toned, dark and mysterious kind of guy – and come on, what woman doesn’t need a little bit of that in her imagination once in a while?? Scarlet and Wolf both hold their own secrets and demons, but their journey together starts to bring some of those out in the open. Drama, adventure, romance, what more could you ask for in this story?


Yes – I liked Cinder, but Scarlet was even better! This is not a read alone story though, so check out my review on Cinder here, and then go buy the Lunar Chronicles. Right now! Then come back and tell me what you think.

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