Monday, 4 February 2013

Scarlet Review

Summary: Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Huge thanks to Raincoast for the review copy!

Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Review: I'll start out by saying that I absolutely loved Cinder so I was really excited to read Scarlet - and I wasn't disappointed! Marissa Meyer was able to continue Cinder's story and still introduce some really great new characters. At first, I thought it might be a bit difficult to read both Cinder's and Scarlet's stories at the same time without getting confused but Meyer was able to seamlessly pull the two together.

As for the characters themselves, Scarlet was a kick-ass heroine - loyal, strong, and totally brave! But, as all good heroines do, she had a soft spot that just made her character perfect.
Wolf was... wow. I loved Wolf. He was the perfect guy - you weren't 100% whether or not to trust him, but when you fell for him, you fell hard - or at least I did! Together, they made for an awesome part of an awesome book.

The romance in the book (because a book can't be a book without a little bit of love) was written perfectly! I know some reviewers think it moved too quickly but I think the timeline worked great with the character;s personalities and the story itself.

Cinder was great, but Scarlet was even better! Marissa Meyer really outdid herself with this one and I really hope she can do so again with Cress! Scarlet will make you laugh, swoon... heck, maybe even cry! But you will love every second of it!