Review: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles)

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Author: Marissa Meyer * Pages: 464 * Publisher: Feiwel & Friends * Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi * Rating: 5 Stars

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.

Review

Marissa Meyer is an amazing author. It’s very hard for me to moved on to a new author’s work. For a book lover it’s like putting our lives in that someone’s hands. We don’t want to be disappointed or don’t want to have to regret reading the material and that’s exactly how I felt getting into this series and moving on from Cinder to Scarlet. I wasn’t sure how the books would transition from one girl to the next but this book exceeded my expectations and then some.

Following Scarlet was so much fun. She spunky and brave and those are great components in a leading female role. Seeing her on a journey to find her grandmother who’s been kidnapped by wolves–go figure, is enthralling and adventurous in the futuristic fairytale retelling. But Scarlet isn’t this only one with issue, Cinder has broken out of jail and with some help from a new friend, she finds herself looking for answers to questions that lingered with her since the end of the first installment. Getting the answers ends up linking her to Scarlet in ways they both can’t imagine. Uncovering the truth means a whole new door has opened in the journey to stop the evil Queen Levana from destroying the world.

The connection between Rid Riding Hood and Scarlet are uncanny and not just in the way of a girl who where’s a read hood and wolves that threaten everything she loves but in the is Commonwealth/Lunar world it’s baffling how genius Meyer is for making the connections and successed at it as well. The significant storylines in the original with the twist of this world will leave your mind blown. I can’t express how much I love this book and I definitely recommend this series to everyone. From adults to kids. Sci-fi readers to fantasy or contemporary readers…you will love it.