Saturday, June 8, 2013
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) 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.
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.