Review: Scarlet

Posted March 4, 2015 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

Review: ScarletScarlet by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Publisher: Square Fish (2013)
Paperback (454 pages)
Also by this author: Cinder, Cress, Fairest
Also in this series: Cinder, Cress, Fairest
Reading Challenges: 2015 Color Coded, 2015 Fairytale Retelling, 2015 What's In A Name?, Read 2015


Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison—even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does—in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.
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.

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This is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.

In France, part of the European Federation, Scarlet is searching for her grandmother, Michelle Benoit, who has disappeared. Scarlet believes that she has been kidnapped but the authorities aren’t so sure. The only person who takes her seriously is a street fighter called Wolf.

Scarlet is such a strong character. She won’t let anything stand in the way of finding her grandmother.

Wolf is intriguing. It isn’t until towards the end of the book that we even learn much about him. He likes to keep things to himself. Even when we know some things, he is still mysterious.

Cinder is in this book as well. She and Carswell Thorne escape from prison and leave New Beijing in a previously stolen American Republic spaceship. Cinder wants to find Michelle Benoit as she might have information regarding the Lunar Princess Selene.

Thorne is hilarious. He reminds me of a peacock. He is always wanting to look his best and trying to woo the ladies.

Levana. We hear even more horrid things about her in Scarlet. She is so manipulative and doesn’t seem to have any qualms about using anyone and anything to get what she wants.

This is such a great book. There was so much going on all of the time. I was so drawn in that I had it read less than twenty-four hours after I purchased it.


Which Reading Challenges?

  • You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
  • Color Coded Reading Challenge (Red)
  • What’s In A Name? Reading Challenge (a color)
  • Fairytale Retelling Challenge (Red Riding Hood)


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