Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

He gaped at the controls. “Why is my ship talking back to me?”

Scarlet is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. This time with new characters AND the old ones. The interaction between the different fairy tale characters is great!

Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


Title & Author: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: February 5 2013
Series: Lunar Chronciles
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends


Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, is 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.

I love this book, it takes place basically straight after Cinder ends. And the new characters are introduced in such a way you can still keep track of them, even though the cast grows with another few main characters.

Scarlet – Red – is a witty and sharp red head. I love her. She is determent and does not look lightly at the world. She has her bad experiences with her father and trying to deliver the orders on time and in the right way. She loves her grandmother, so when she goes missing it drives Scar to go and find her. She does not like her father, but of her mother is never anything said. I would like to know more about her.

My favorite character from the book has to be Wolf – the wolf –, he seems a fine but rough man at first and then he does something, one would think someone would never forgive him for, even though he is only doing it to protect Scarlet. He is – in the end – honorable. Because of where he is from, he does not have a lot of Earthly knowledge, which makes him very funny. I hope to learn more about him over the next two books.

Another character that can be seen as funny is Carswell Thorne. He seemed to be a bit like the idiot of the book. I am not sure what to think of him, but I will giving him a chance. Hopefully he gets a better role in Cress and Winter.

Iko gets a new body. Which makes her sassy personality work out really well!

One of my least favorite characters still is Adri, Cinder’s Stepmother. She fulfills the role of the evil stepmother from Cinderella basically and even though she has been well written, she just rubs me the wrong way.

Why is this series so great?

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