Scarlet [Review]

Posted August 26, 2013 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Scarlet [Review]Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Published by Feiwel and Friends on February 5th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Retelling, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 452
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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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 Thoughts:
To say that I liked this book would be an understatement. I loved this book. I mean come on, of course I did. It was about a kickass redhead. Who wouldn’t love that? Finally, a book that doesn’t have a redhead be the villain!
At first, I was not sure how well this was going to work out. A series where each book is based on different fairytales yet the same characters are within them. However, Marissa Meyer made it work and she kicked ass doing it. I was blown away with how well it all ties in together and still works being a different fairytale. Major props to Marissa for that!
Also, major props to Marissa for hooking me with Thorne. Oh, Captain Carswell Thorne, how I love you so very much. Definitely makes my list of book boyfriends for sure! He is so witty, I just love it! Kai didn’t do it for me in this book. Did he have other options, not many. However, he kind of just pussied out. Sorry for my language but I got really frustrated with Kai and not to mention he is a MORON! Wolf, I love. Not as much as Thorne. And I wasn’t sure if I liked Wolf at first, and then he completed was off my radar, but then at the end he made it up to me and to Scarlet and now I have a soft spot for him in my bookish heart.
I really enjoyed Scarlet as a character. She’s a stubborn redhead, who carries a gun, flies a ship and is simply…kickass. If she were a real person, my boyfriend would be in love with her! I loved her even more than I loved Cinder.
IKO! She’s back and boy am I glad! She is one of my all-time FAVORITE supporting characters EVER! In this book she is in the form of a spaceship but hey, at least she’s back!
I seriously cannot wait until I can get my hands on a copy of Cress, however, in 2015 when Winter comes out, I will probably cry, because the series will be over. I hate it when my favorite things come to an end. But Marissa Meyer is definitely on my automatic buy anything list :]
Memorable Quotes:

It seems that you’ve stumbled into the wrong jail cell. Do you need directions to get back to yours?

Her irritation made her prettier, and Thorne cupped his chin, studying her. He’d never met a cyborg before, much less flirted with one, but there was a first time for everything.

His heartbeat quickened. A tingle filled his brain and raced down his nerves. She was…beautiful. No, divine. No, perfect.

“Oh, I’m sure they do,” Scarlet said, beaming with fake encouragement. She shut the door before muttering, “What farm animals don’t love a wolf?”

But I was worried you might draw that fun on him, and such a scene may not have helped your case. As far as not being crazy, that is.

 

four-half-stars
Stephanie
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0 responses to “Scarlet [Review]

  1. Great review! I can't wait to start this book, I loved Cinder!
    Also, I tagged you for Liebster Award. You don’t need to do this if you don’t want to, but I hope you don’t mind. See my post here.

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