Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

I died inside while reading this book. It's that good. It came out in the beginning of February and I got it the day after it came out. I read it in less than 24 hours. It's since been sitting on my to-be-reviewed list (which is getting really long). Anyway, I love this book. Personally, I like the first better. But it's still a great book. If you look back in the blog, you'll see my review of Cinder. I doubt you could find a better dystopian series out there. There are some equals, but none better than it. Just a recap, this book takes place in a world where there are people living on the moon called Lunars and their evil queen Levana is threatening war on earth.

The main character over all is Cinder. She is a strong heroin who found out some VERY interesting information about her heritage at the end of book one. She has since been arrested for being Lunar and illegally coming to earth. She breaks out of prison and brings fellow inmate, Captain Carswell Thorne, along for the ride, using his ship as an escape vessel. Captain is a funny character, much like Han Solo from Star Wars. The other main character is Scarlet. She is a very strong young woman who defends her elderly grandmother at any slight offense. She also happens to have fiery red hair, which I love. She stumbles across street fighter, Wolf, and soon finds out that her grandmother is missing. He joins her on her search for her grandmother. Wolf is... complicated. If you've read Meyer's short story "The Queen's Army" you'll know what and who he is, but Scarlet doesn't figure it out for a while.

Scarlet is well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I recommend it to any and all fans of dystopian YA novels. It is a fun read. And so far, both of the books are based off of fairy tales, the first being Cinderella and this one being Red Riding Hood. It seems to be a popular idea recently. Check out the author's Facebook page and website, along with the official series Facebook page. I give this book a hearty five stars.


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.

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release: February 5, 2013
Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Pages: 452

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