Mini Book Review – Scarlet

Posted July 22, 2015 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 4 Comments

Mini Book Review – ScarletScarlet Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
by Marissa Meyer
Published by MacMillan on February 5, 2013
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 452
Format: Ebook
Source: 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.

 

I loved Scarlet!!

Scarlet is the second book of Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles series. You have to read the first book Cinder in order to understand the story. Because of this my review will be short and spoiler free.
Scarlet has elements from The Little Red Riding Hood fairytale but Marissa Meyer does an incredible job of making the story stand on its own merits. This series is creative and unique and only takes the familiar characters from the classic tale – Red Riding Hood, the wolf and grandmother. But Marissa Meyer walks away from the damsel in distress theme and has strong female characters in this series. They are independent, intelligent, brave and beautiful. The continuation of Cinder’s story is filled with so much action and intrigue I had a hard time putting this book down!

This is a must read for all YA fans and for anyone looking for something new and refreshing to read.

I read this book for the COYER 2015 Summer Scavenger Hunt. This fulfilled #46 (a book that’s number in the series can be made from the numbers 2015) and the Red, White & Blue Read-a-thon.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2015 Reading Assignment

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4 responses to “Mini Book Review – Scarlet

    • Kathy

      I’m really tempted to read Cress now instead of the ARCs I have. But I’m going to read a couple more ARCs before Cress.

    • Kathy

      I can’t wait to read the rest of the books. I’ll have to see if my library has the audiobooks. Thanks for the suggestion!!