Book 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.


Marissa Meyer just keeps topping herself, y’all. I loved Cinder. Again- it isn’t hard to get me hooked when a story involves a sci-fi fairytales adaptation. I enjoy how each book is taking on a different theme, yet it is still vastly different than the story it is paying homage to. That said, Cinder is still an awesome, kick butt character. She isn’t sitting around scared of Levana; she’s on the run trying to find information to take her down! Meanwhile, poor prince Kai doesn’t know what to think about the entire ordeal. Scarlet was also a wonderful addition to the saga. It’ll be interesting to see how her character sticks around and grows, but I thought that she and wolf are a great couple and made for a strong twist to the red riding hood wolf.

It may have taken me forever to finish reading it due to not having time to read, but I was constantly eager to have time to pick up my kindle. I’m anxiously awaiting next spring for the next book to release and am even wanting the 4th so that I can know what else happens.

*side note* there is a prequel short story in the “fierce reads” ebook on amazon. It is free and has several short stories from different YA authors.


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