Sunday, 31 May 2015

Book Review - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


(The Lunar Chronicles #2)

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tale.

Published: February 7 2013

Pages: 452 pages (Paperback Edition) (Puffin)

Read: May 2015

Rating: 5 Stars


This is not the fairytale you remember.

But it’s one you won’t forget.

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .

Book 15/60 - 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Scarlet is the sequel to Cinder in The Lunar Chronicles series and it follows a girl named Scarlet as she goes in search to find her grandmother, while Cinder, the cyborg, has the challenge of breaking out of prison and staying hidden so she can fight Queen Levana.

I picked up Scarlet because I loved Cinder so much that I just had to continue on with the series. And I just have to say this, Marissa Meyer is the best fairy-tale reteller ever I have come across so far in the journey I have taken in YA books. And also those covers just blow you away with how beautiful they are!

Scarlet is quite different from Cinder as we see from different perspectives in the book. We see through the eyes of Scarlet, Wolf, Cinder, Kai and some other characters which was a very nice change to the series, one that I enjoyed immensely. From the beginning of the book we swap from Scarlet's story to Cinders with most of the book dominantly about Scarlet though and I absolutely loved this story. The plot was so engaging and immersive. I got lost in all the twists, turns, betrayals, mysteries and action that filled this book up. 

And I loved the characters. I really did. Nothing makes a book than having awesome characters. You can have a great story but if you don't have great characters it's pretty much a slippery downhill slope. But as said above, I loved these characters. Scarlet was powerful, strong and confident heroine that also had flaws too. And I loved the mystery behind Wolf and his story. And of course we meet up with Cinder again which is an enjoyment in itself. After the ending of Cinder I just had to see what happened with her and I got to and was happy in the outcomes that happened. 

In the end I enjoyed every aspect of this book. As I said Marissa Meyer is just the best and I really can't wait to get my hands on Cress and Fairest (because this book really has me in the mood to read more about Queen Levana) but anyway, Cress is definitely going to be the next book I buy, if its in he shops that is...

To who I would recommend this book to?? Everyone, I think all of us YA lovers love a good retelling and well these books, this series is not just a good retelling, it's an awesome retelling!! So go enjoy this book ya'll!

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  1. I have read all the books published in this series yet. I have to say that this one has been my favourite of them all so far, and Wolf would have to be my favourite character if I needed to choose one. They are pretty much all amazing though! Hope you like Cress ^.^

    1. That's great to hear!! And thanks :) I'm sure I'll love Cress and Fairest and Winter when it comes out!! :p