Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet CoverTitle: Scarlet
Series: Lunar Chronicles, #2
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA Dystopia

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.

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Book Reviews By RatingMy Review:
I reviewed Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) and gave it 5 hearts more than six months ago. It took me by surprise and I instantly fell in love with the series. Cinder was the perfect first book in a series for me and I postponed reading Scarlet for as long as I could in fear that I might be disappointed. I feared that while I loved Cinder since it took me by surprise, Scarlet might disappoint me since I had great expectations already.

I’m very happy and excited to say that Scarlet blew my mind! It was the perfect sequel to Cinder. Meyer seamlessly intertwined Cinder and Scarlet’s stories. Not only did I get to know Cinder and Kai more and more, but I also got to meet new loveable characters, Thorne, Wolf, and Scarlet. I also learned more about the world, the people, and Queen Levana, while the world of Luna remained a mystery.

I usually prefer single POV since most of the time it gets confusing, especially when there’s no major distinction between the different voices, but Scarlet’s switching POVs was done with perfect timing and spacing in between the POV switches that kept the story entertaining.

I could not, for the life of me, put the book down at all. I kept turning pages, filled with anticipation, until I finally finished the book, which led me wanting for more. There was a lot of heart-stopping action and blood-dripping violence throughout the story. Scarlet also had romance with a certain someone that – although it was instalove – gave me butterflies in my tummy.

In summary, Scarlet was the perfect second book to the Lunar Chronicles series. It offered a lot of new things and new concepts that wasn’t present in Cinder. Scarlet was definitely full of suspense and action that made me keep on flipping the page. Meyer just got bumped up to my top ten favorite authors and Lunar Chronicles is definitely one of my favorite series. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Cress, which is expected to be released in February 4th of 2014.

 

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