Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer ★★★

Synopsis:

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. 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-by-Marissa-Meyer

This book is the second book in the Lunar Chronicle by Marissa Meyer and it tells the story of Scarlet and how she goes on a trip to try and look for her missing grandmother and her encounters with Wolf and other characters from the first book. Again, this is a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood and I do love that it doesn’t follow the original story too close.

I only gave this book a three stars not because I didn’t enjoy it but because it didn’t grasp me the same way that the first book did. Yes, it did explore a different character this time more than it did Cinder but I just felt like Scarlet’s world wasn’t as interesting as the first one. She is an interesting character but at times she gets a bit too whiny in my opinion. The love story between her and Wolf was pretty good but then again, I didn’t think it was as strong. I still did enjoy it though especially in the last few chapters when it did start to pick up pace and I couldn’t stop reading it. I’ll still read the rest of the series and hopefully it picks up and ends on a fantastic note.

Please feel free to check this book out though because whatever my concerns were might be the good points for you and I know for a fact that this series has gotten a lot of great reviews so anyone who’d pick it up would definitely be enjoying it for the most part.

 

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