TITLE & AUTHOR: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
PUBLISHED: 3 January 2013
PAGES: 464 pages
Source: Digital Library Book
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
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…
Scarlet was descending toward the Alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: ‘Comm received for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement Department of Missing Persons’.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I am now a huge fan of the Lunar chronicles and can’t wait to read the third book Cress.
It took me a while to get into Scarlet. I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I enjoyed Cinder. The first few chapters focused on Scarlet and I got frustrated because I wanted to know what was going on with Cinder. A few chapters in and Scarlet wove the same spell on me (pardon the pun) that Cinder did. I got sucked into the book, into Scarlet and Cinder’s adventures and the revelation of what linked both their stories together. I loved Scarlet as a character. Like Cinder, I really enjoyed the elements from Little Red Riding Hood that I recognised and the original details. Scarlet is much, much longer than Cinder and a lot more happens. I loved the way Scarlet and Cinder’s stories came together at the end and can’t wait to read Cress. I hoped to borrow it from my digital library but they only have one copy and it’s on loan so I reserved it. You can borrow digital titles for 1-3 weeks depending on your setting so I hope I don’t need to wait long.
I loved Scarlet and would highly recommend it.