Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Published by Fiewel and Friends on January 5, 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pages: 464 : Hardcover edition
Source: I own it!
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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.

I loved Cinder and Kai so much that I was a bit sad/tentative to jump into Scarlet, knowing that it would be from different viewpoints, but…I fell so in love with Scarlet and Wolf that I couldn’t put this one down!


Once again, Marissa Meyer reels me in with her fantastic storytelling and world building. The story continues where Cinder left off and we’re introduced to new characters, new beings, while also staying connected with the old characters and developing their storylines.

A few things I liked: …all of it? Wolf is an adorable puppy dog who I just love. Thorne is going to be hilarious to read more about in Cress. Scarlet was spunky and kick ass. Cinder is once again the queen of sass. And Kai…poor prince Emperor Kai. I really hope things turn around for him soon.

Also Thorne and Cinder’s team up was amazing?? Their personalities go so well together and are definitely my brotp. How can you not love them, honestly.

Anyway, I don’t want to say too much more in fear of spoiling the book/series for those who have not read Cinder, but if you are prone to avoiding popular series’ like me because you are terrified of over-hype, this one deserves all the hype it gets. Also, the fanart is incredible. Now get reading.


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