THIS IS BOOK 2 IN A SERIES
Book 1- Cinder ( my review )
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: February 2013
Series: Lunar Chronicles #2
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.
I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! If you haven’t read Cinder you need to because this is an epic series.
Now that we’re in to book 2 there was a lot more action. It was nonstop! Scarlet (red riding hood) was looking for her grandmother who’d gone missing. The authorities had given up the search claiming a suicide/runaway, but Scarlet couldn’t believe that. She found a guy named Wolf that could possibly help her. They went on a wild adventure trying to keep from getting caught or killed as they searched for answers to the disappearance. Scarlet was feisty with a temper and stood up for others, a great addition to the cast.
Don’t worry, there was plenty of Cinder and Kai in the story too. The Point of View switched between Scarlet, Cinder, Kai, and sometimes Wolf and Thorne. Thorne was pretty hilarious by the way. I won’t tell you about him so you can find out for yourself. I didn’t get bored when the POV switched because I loved all the characters and want to know what was going on with each of them.
Scarlet was an intense read full of run-for-your-life adventure and romance. I can’t wait to read book 3!
Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( mention of escorts, few crude jokes, mention of prisoner entertained by porn, kissing )
Language: very mild ( h***-1 )
Violence: moderate ( fist fights, torture, war with death and animal attacks )
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction
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16 thoughts on “Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer”
Mel- So true!! I loved the romance and action blend. AAHH I want book 3!
I loved, loved, loved Scarlet. It was better than I could hope for 🙂 Wolfe, Thorne and Scarlet are great characters and I was happy that Cinder and Kai also got their time to shine. It was just a perfect blend of mystery, action and romance.
Susan- So true. I love when a series gets better instead of worse with every book.
I'm glad you loved SCARLET, too. Isn't it great? I love it when the second book in a series as just as good — if not better — than the first. Doesn't happen very often. Great review!
Sierra- It's amazing! You'll enjoy it.
Laura- Hahaha yes, I do gush over this series. It's such an enjoyable sci fi fairy tale!
Aimme- Uggg it will be a long wait!! That's okay, I'll enjoy the re-read next year.
Dying to read this one!! 🙂 Great review!
Sierra @ Yearning to Read
I have Cinder which I still haven't read, but your gushing is making me bump it up on my list of books to read.
I loved this book too! So well done with characters that really engage. It will be such a long wait for the next book.
Julie- Yay! It makes me so happy when people are so happy to have found my blog. 🙂 Hopefully I can add some clean YA books to your to be read list!
Jennifer- I hope the next books are just as great or even better too! I love Rapunzel so I'm really looking forward to book 3.
Yay for clean YA! I'm SO glad I found your blog. I'm writing a post about wishing there was more clean YA fiction, and found your site. Awesome.
I am so glad you loved this one! I loved it so much, and I wasn't a big fan of Cinder. I'm hoping the next few books are just as good!
I am really interested to see how the dynamic and POV will change with the new characters too.
I'm SO glad you loved it! I thought you would 🙂 I was worried before I read Scarlet that following her storyline wouldn't hold my attention because I was so into Cinder's story in the first book, but Marissa Meyer completely pulled it off! I found myself equally interested in what was going on with both girls as their seperate journeys progressed and then came together. I can't wait to see how Meyer handles the addition of more characters in the next book, and how she does the POV next time as well.