Saturday, March 30, 2013

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Review

Title: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: February 5th 2013
ISBN: 0312642962

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 really fun. It's a wonderful sequel to Cinder. I love how Marissa Meyer delved into the world of fairytale and recreate the classic story of "The Little Red Riding Hood" into something really spectacular. Scarlet has more action, more romance, and more adventure that its predecessor. Now I see why readers like Wolf's character. He's tough, cool, and charming in his own ways. I also really enjoy Scarlet's character. She's feisty and strong. Also, the chemistry between Scarlet and Wolf was amazing. Their relationship was developed at a good pace. It was great to to read about Cinder again. I really think Cinder and Throne make a great comedy duo. Reading about their adventures really brightens my day. There were definitely more world building, back story, more character development, which kept me engaged throughout the book. Overall, I loved it. Can't wait to see what happen next.

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