Monday, January 16, 2017

Review 'Scarlet' by Marissa Meyer
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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
February 5th, 2013
The Lunar Chronicles #2
YA Fantasy
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
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My Review:

I’m very behind on the hype regarding the Lunar Chronicles. I’ve read ‘Cinder’, book 1 in December of 2015 and completely loved it. Somehow I haven’t been able to read the next books in this series in 2016. And since it’s now a new year, I made it my priority to read more books I’ve been wanting to read for what seems like forever. So now I finally started reading ‘Scarlet’.

In ‘Scarlet’ we get to read about how Cinder is doing, right from the moment the first book ended. But we also meet a new character Scarlet. Scarlet’s grandmother has been missing for two weeks, and when the police tells Scarlet they think she just ran away, Scarlet is determined to find her grandmother herself. With the help from street fighter Wolf, Scarlet will do anything to find and save her grandmother.

Yet again I’m totally baffled. Why on earth does it take me so long to read this series? I loved ‘Cinder’, and I really also loved ‘Scarlet’. Not only is this book very unique, fun and thrilling.. The characters are so easy to love. Well.. except Queen Levana off course. She is really easy to hate.

Marissa Meyer has a very fun and easy way of pulling her readers inside her Lunar world. From the moment I started reading ‘Scarlet’ I didn’t want to stop. There is so much going on inside this book. There are these hints of the old fairytale which I really enjoyed. The young woman with the red hoodie, the grandmother and the wolf. How amazing that the author was able to create this characters with those famous names, and was still able to create a totally unique story? I loved turning every single page and finding out something new.

There wasn’t one thing about this book I didn’t like. I love the futuristic part about this book. The spaceships and the whole cyborg stuff. It’s exciting to read about and I love it. I can’t wait to find out what’s next in this series.

On the one hand, I really don’t get why I didn’t read these books before. But on the other hand I’m happy that I still have those two other books to look forward to. And ‘Heartless’ off course. My new goal is to read this series this year. It’s taken me long enough!

My Rating:

About the Author:

Marissa Meyer is a fangirl at heart, with a closet full of costumes, a Harry Potter wand on her desk, and a Tuxedo Mask doll hanging from her rear view mirror. Han and Leia are still her OTP. She may or may not be a cyborg. 

Marissa writes books for teens, including the NYT bestselling series: The Lunar Chronicles.

For more information about Marissa Meyer please visit her website, or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Goodreads.


  1. OMG! You think you're behind but I haven't even started reading the series *hangs my head in shame* I need to begin with Cinder soon! I have a feeling I'll love the series (I love retellings!) :) Wonderful review and also, I really like your header <3

    New GFC follower!

    1. Oooow.. So I'm not that behind? LOL!! You definitely should start soon. It's a great series!
      Thanks.. I really still love my header too! ;)


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