Book Review: Scarlet

General Information:

Pages: 454 (Paperback)

Genre: Sci-fi

Series: The Lunar Chronicles (This is book 2)

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Square Fish (Imprint of Macmillan)

Source: Gift

ISBN: 978-1-250-00721-6

Release Date: February 5th 2013

Book Format: Paperback

Synopsis: Spoilers from Book 1

 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: As soon as I opened to the first page, I was drawn in. It’s intriguing how Marissa Meyer can weave two completely different genres together without a single flaw. I adored this book! It was a very rare sequal to a book that make the series even better!

I thought that the setting, place and time, were laid out beautifully. You could actually see yourself there with the characters and feel their emotions. Wolf’s character was so fun to read about. He was so mysterious yet trustworthy and had some incredible character development. Scarlet had a whole different aura to Cinder, which made Scarlet all the more bedazzling.

I thought that Scarlet would only have the point of view of Cinder and Scarlet, but, I was wrong. There were points of views from Wolf, Kai and Queen Levana. I just adored this whole book and have nothing bad to say about it. Thank you, Marissa Meyer, for writing such a phenomenal book series.

Rating: 5 out of 5




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