Thursday, 17 April 2014

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Release Date: February 5th 2013
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
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Goodreads summary 

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.

Ahhh!! I love love LOVED this book!! It's a Godsent and why oh why didn't I pick up Cinder before?! I'm so glad this series was recommended to me. Before I kept thinking "A cyborg Cinderella pfff hell no" But now I want to be a cyborg or at least have the cool lie detector thing she has! 

I was pleasantly surprised with the new character Scarlet although I was disappointed that the first chapter didn’t feature Cinder. I couldn’t figure out what Scarlet had to do with the story other than being a teenage citizen during 126 t.e. but halfway through the book everything started clicking into place and the whole puzzle was fitting together; the whole thing was thought out perfectly.
The book jumped from Scarlet who was a granddaughter of a farmer that went missing, to Cinder who was running away from her prison to Kai who was trying to decide what to do with Cinder’s disappearance and keeping the Lunar queen at bay and not reaching a war. The layout of the book was really cleaver and not at all jumpy which a lot of books sometimes have with more than one settings.
Although I was really disappointed with the fact that this book wasn’t anything like Little Red Riding Hood… Cinder had the evil stepmother and stepsisters, the ball, her being an orphan, losing a foot ect while in Scarlet there were only little things like her red hoodie, and her grandmother being missing and Wolf being a wolf. But apart from that nothing else which disappointed me a great deal. But the relationship between Scarlet and Wolf made up for it!


  1. I lost my mind when I opened up Scarlet for the first time, and the POV wasn't Cinder's, LOL. I got over it, kept reading, and was thrilled a few chapters later when she showed back up though--nasty trick that ;) ALSO--I LOVED Scarlet. Glad you did too!

  2. I remember being a bit disappointed that we got a whole new MC in this book cause I had loved Cinder so much! But like you I started seeing how everything would click together and by the end of the book I was in love with Scarlet & Wolf! Now you need to read Cress!!

  3. Woo! Glad you enjoyed this. I also really liked it, but I have to admit Kai and Cinder remain my fave couple so far. ;)

  4. I'm reading Cress!!! I know it was disappointing that a new MC was introduced but Scarlet it bad ass

  5. I know how you feel! I thought Cinder wouldn't be part of this book and I nearly cried!

  6. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this book Paulina, I read Cinder a few months ago and although I liked it, it didn't really blow me away, but I am still very eager to read Scarlet, especially more so now after seeing your 5 star review!

  7. Argh! I keep telling myself to finally read Cinder since I've never really actually read a bad review for this series yet! I have the audiobook now though so I think I'll go that route and I kinda skimmed your review cause I don't want spoilers but from your rating it looks like this book's amazing! I hope you get your hands on Cress soon :D

  8. I hope I didn't spoil the book for you! :( I would hate that. Go and read my review of Cinder if you want more reasons to read it!

  9. I'm sorry that Cinder didn't blow you away :( I think Scarlet was better but the fairytale bit was much better in Cinder!

  10. Everyone seems to love this series but like you the description doesn't appeal to me. Maybe someday I'll pick this up, especially since you felt the same initially as I do. Wonderful review, Paulina! :)

  11. I hope you do. I didn't want to pick it up until someone recommended this to me and I'm hooked on the series!


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