Saturday, June 8, 2013

Scarlet



Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:
Wow this book was weird. I LOVED Cinder, so I had really high expectations for Scarlet. While I still really liked the book, I was a little disappointed. I did find this book more interesting than Cinder though, because it kept my attention. It seemed to move at a faster pace, which may be because we got to see both Cinder and Scarlet until their worlds collided.

Along those lines, I loved how their stories were connected. I was so intrigued throughout the book, and had a hard time containing my curiosity. There were also a lot more characters in Scarlet. I really enjoyed this, and it made the book come alive.

The main thing I struggled with was the wolf aspect. They are humans but something in their brain makes them act like wolves. It was too much for me. It reminded me a little bit of Twilight, which I am not a fan of. I don't really know how to describe it, but the wolf thing really creeped me out. However, there was a character named Wolf who I loved. I found myself hating him at times, but overall I really liked him. The romance was a bit odd, but so sweet.

4 stars

3 comments:

  1. It has got to be sad, that I haven't even read Cinder, yet. I have this series on my bookshelf, so far, but still haven't managed to get to it, yet.Oh, gosh. Like, Twilight? -_- I've found that anything remotely similar to Twilight does not peak even the slightest amount of interest in me anymore.

    Great review! Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to bump this series up on my to-read list!
    Demi @ Characterized Book Reviews

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  2. I felt the same way, I LOVED Cinder, so I ended up being a bit disappointed in Scarlet (even though it was still a really good book). I agree, I wasn't a fan of the wolf aspect, but I loved how Cinder and Scarlet's stories intertwined! I'm already excited for Cress next year! :) Great review!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  3. Spoilers if you haven't read CINDER (book 1).




    I actually loved Scarlet. I really liked Cinder too. But I found certain things too predictable (for me). I saw a lot of it coming a mile away. And for some reason that really bugged me. I think I enjoyed Scarlet more because it was not predictable. And I loved how the stories intertwined. Can't wait for the next book.

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