Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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Young Adult > Fantasy

(Lunar Chonicles #2)

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.

Book 1: Cinder review

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…Lemme be your alpha female, Wolf!

It’s been awhile since I went beserk and turned into a fangirl by a fictional guy. But oh boy, I got dibs on Wolf as early as The Queen’s Army! *silly grin* It amazed me that Marissa Meyer can strike fairy tales as it really was: rendering girls like me lovestruck, giggly, and downright happy! 😀

I didn’t care that Scarlet and Wolf had only met for days, then felt so strongly for each other. Hello. Fairy tale retellings, right? And their connection was the right entertainment (and swoon!) I was looking for in this genre. I’d like to think that while Cinder was moony over Kai in Cinder, Scarlet was cautious while being smitten with Wolf. As the story progresses, the fairy tale elements also progresses. And that was a delight for me. 😀

Cinder‘s adventures with Thorne was more amusing that I hoped for. I liked that Cinder’s POV are only snippets, so as not to overwhelm Scarlet’s, because Scarlet’s life and family background actually shed light on who Cinder was (prior to living with Adri and her stepsisters) and how her destiny was protected by both Lunars and humans.

Scarlet‘s journey to find his grandmother with Wolf’s help was also pleasurable. Her character was alright, but Wolf was more mesmerizing. Here is this perfect ally with quiet strength, humility and impossible charm for a stranger. But he’s also secretive, confused, and has issues of his own. Aah, move over Kai. I’m all for Wolf!!!

Swooning aside, Scarlet is a fantastic sequel. New characters that added to the series’ charisma are such a welcome. Indeed, Cinder’s journey continues here. While she pines for Kai, she understood that it’s no longer about her anymore. She’s more than just a gifted mechanic, but she’s not sure she wants the life that destiny has in store for her.

I want more, Marissa Meyer. More Wolf! *ahem*

[Would you blame me if I name my new phone after him? *winks*]

Wolf the Lumia

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Ebook, 452 pages

Published February 5th 2013 by Feiwel & Friends

5/5 stars

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