Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Published On: February 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Dystopia, Fairy Tale Retelling
Maturity Level: YA - some violence
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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 had high expectations after Cinder! Also I couldn’t wait to devour this book too.
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I didn’t like Scarlet at first. I still like Cinder more but Scarlet is starting to grow on me. She’s impulsive and loud but she gets what she wants and I admire her for that. I was kind of annoyed how she gave up everything to go find her grandmother because that seemed unrealistic to me but then you start to see how loyal she is and you realize that’s exactly what she needed to do.
I’ll always pick Prince Kai over anyone in this book but I liked Wolf too. I loved how he tried so hard to fight who he was but then ended up having to go back because of this girl he just met. He could see how good she was and decided to fight for her instead. I found he was a really interesting character in an unfortunate situation and that only made him more exciting to read about.
I love everything about this book. The plot was fast and full of action and the characters are always surprising you. There’s nothing not to love about this book.
I really love this series. There’s so much to it! The world building is incredible, the characters are all growing and learning so fast, and the plot keeps you guessing. If you haven’t started this series yet, now is a good time to pick it up! I promise you won’t be disappointed. It’s not your typical fairy tale retelling or dystopia book. My favourite part is probably the world. It’s cool seeing the world we live in now but more advanced and with a whole other world living on the moon. I think that’s a unique idea and I love reading about that new race.
“I don’t see that her being cyborg is relevant.”