Book Review

Scarlet By Marissa Meyer

Title: Sca13206760rlett

Author: Marissa Meyer

Pages: 331

Version: E-book

Publisher: Feiwel And Friends

Synopsis: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. (Goodreads)

Review:

May Contain Spoilers from Cinder, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles.

Oh boy, there is just so much to say about this book. This is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles, it take place in Rieux, France. Our main character in this book is Scarlet, who is on a mission to find out who kidnapped her grandme’re. In the process she meets a street fighter named “Wolf”, who offers to help her. As Scarlet, pieces together what happened and why someone would want to take her grandmother, an unlikely relationship forms between Scarlet and Wolf. In the meantime, Cinder breaks out of prison and becomes a fugitive on the run in this exciting installment of the Lunar Chronicles.

 

I gave it starsstarsstarsstars/5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. I felt that the relationship between Wolf and Scarlett was down to earth. Wolf, was a very strong male character and he made the book very enjoyable. There was a lot of chemistry between Wolf and Scarlett. This chemistry really made the book more enjoyable because both characters were faced with difficult decisions that could have been devastating to their relationship. This book dealt a lot with loving someone that your family or people that you are close to wouldn’t approve off. I also enjoyed that it dealt with a major mystery factor, which was thrown at you from the very beginning. I couldn’t put this book down because I wanted to know what happened to Scarlett’s grandmother and why she was such an important element in the story.

This book contained of back and forth emotion. In the pervious, book we were introduced to Cinder and her relationship with the royal prince Kai. In this book Kai, is faced with a lot of challenges as he learns how to rule a kingdom and protect his people from a war that the Lunar queen threatens on the Commonwealth.

I wasn’t a huge fan of how the point of views changed between Cinder and Scarlett. I felt that I couldn’t really get into this story fully because I was so invested in Cinder’s story from the pervious book. That would be my only compliant, I would have preferred to have less information on Cinder through out the book and have an epilogue that talked about what Cinder was up too, in the time that this book was taking place. I just felt that I would get so invested in the voice of Cinder and then be pulled out and have to get reacquainted with the voice of Scarlett.

If you enjoy a supernatural mystery I recommend you check this book out. I will be finishing the rest of the series. I have already started Cress, which I will talk about in my weekly TBR post tomorrow.

Warm cups of tea and too just a few more chapters,

Rina

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