Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

I just finished reading this book and wow, I just love this series.  I can't believe how creative author Marissa Meyer is.  How does she think this stuff up?!

The play on old fairy tales is incredible.  First we have a cyborg Cinderella and now we have a little red riding hood with the whole wolf aspect that you won't believe.  

The characters will draw you in.  The pacing of the book is forward moving at all times.  It just doesn't let up.  I loved that we didn't lose touch with Cinder and Kai and all the characters from book one.  We get alternating views from Cinder and Scarlet throughout the book, set on a course to intersect.  You won't believe all the crazy going down in this book.  CRAZY!  Crazy good.  :)

If you haven't read Cinder yet, you should.  This is a series that shouldn't be missed.  

You can buy Scarlet everywhere but here is the link to Amazon.  

16 comments:

  1. Yep. So creative. I just don't know how she comes up with this stuff, but I'm hooked. Great review!

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    2. I'm hooked too. :) Thanks for the comment!

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  2. There was so much more to this story than CINDER, and I loved how everything came together at the end and yet still leaves you wanting more from these characters. I absolutely love Marissa Meyer's writing and can't see where the series will go from here!

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    1. Yeah, the plot really thickens in Scarlet. I'm a fan of Marissa Meyer too. It's going to be a long wait for the next book!

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  3. I love how character driven these stories are. You're right - they totally draw you in. I can't wait to see where she takes the series next

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    1. Yeah, totally character driven but I also have an easy time visualizing the places the characters take me. Such good all around writing for me.

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  4. I liked Cinder but I loved Scarlet! Everything about this book was so great although I wanted a bit more of Kai. That's the problem with introducing so many awesome characters-you don't quite get enough time with everyone.

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    1. Kai is so tortured in this book. I wanted more of him too. I think it's going to be explosive when he and Cinder cross paths again in the (hopefully) next book.

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  5. I loved this book too!!! I need to post my review soon. I loved Cinder too. This book was more thrilling and on the edge of your seat though. Woohoo! Can't wait for Cress next year!

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  6. I haven't read this yet but I LOVE Cinder!

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  7. Looks good, better than Cinder I think! And the cover id sooo beautiful.

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  8. I absolutely love this, and am so glad it lived up to Cinder (though I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't figure out what LSOP was sooner, in retrospect it was pretty obvious, considering Scarlet's father's story)

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  9. I just finished Cinder and it was great! I can't wait to read Scarlet. I was a little disappointed when I saw that it main feature Cinder and Kai.

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  10. I have a copy of Cinder on the way to my mailbox (thanks to the lovely Reeka @ http://www.boundbywords.org/)and am very excited about finally getting my hands on it. Reading your review has upped my excitement level. Now I can't wait to get my hands on Scarlet...the fiending frenzy is in full effect!!

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