Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
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.
Scarlet was an excellent sequel to Cinder. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the two different stories going on at once. However, I thought it added a lot to the story. The author wrote both sides of the story well. It wasn’t confusing at all. I wish that Emperor Kai’s story and how he was adjusting to being emperor would be shown more. I have a feeling that the reader will be seeing a lot more of him in book three, Cress. The Order of the Pack was an interesting development, especially towards the end of the book. There were a lot of new characters to process in Scarlet. I liked all of them except Ran. He was very cunning and manipulative. Out of all of the new characters, I don’t think I could pick a favorite. I liked all of them equally. Wolf seemed like a jerk at first, but was very loyal and protective of Scarlet. Thorne had a witty sense of humor. I loved how he and Cinder always picked on each other. Scarlet was brave. She would do anything for those that she loved. Even though her grandmother wasn’t in the book much, I liked her as well. She had a lot of mystery and wisdom surrounding her. The book left of as though it were staging an epic battle. I can’t wait for the next book to be released to find out what happens after Emperor Kai’s announcement.
I give Scarlet: 5/5.
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I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.