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Friday, July 1, 2016

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Release Date: February 5th, 2013
Length: Novel (464 pages/11.3 hours)
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Scarlet is book two in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is slightly different from book one, in the fact that we have multiple POV. We flash back and forth between Scarlet and Cinder's POV. I enjoyed listening to Scarlet's story and was glad to get a continuation of Cinder's story since it didn't wrap up in book one. I kept hearing great things about this series and I can see why. I'm seriously loving it!

The book starts with Scarlet searching for her grandmother who has been missing for a few weeks. The police have quit looking and everyone thinks the grandmother is a crazy old lady that wandered off. Scarlet knows this isn't typical behavior and is looking for her the best she can. She's been pretty busy though since she's selling vegetables and eggs and such from their farm to their customers. At one of the customer's places, she meets a man called Wolf, a street fighter that gets in trouble on her behalf and they wind up teaming up. We find out Wolf is part of a group that Scarlet believes kidnapped her grandmother, and it just gets more interesting from there.

Cinder's story continues with her breaking out of the palace jail and she takes along a captain of a spaceship with her so she can get away. Their adventure intertwines with Scarlet's later on. We learn a lot more about Cinder's heritage and why the Lunar Queen wants her dead. We also get to see Prince Kai dealing with the Lunar Queen, and I'm still holding hope that he and Cinder wind up together somehow. I'm digging the multiple POVs so I hope that the rest of the books continue that way since we still don't know the end of Cinder's story.

Scarlet was a pretty good follow-up to book one and has me more intrigued on what will happen next. Will Cinder be able to claim her rightful place in society or will the Lunar Queen take her out? I snagged book three already from the library, so I'm sure I'll find out soon. If you're a fan of (loose) retellings or YA I'd suggest you grab these books, I'm loving them!

16 comments:

  1. I read Cinder years ago and remembered enjoying it. I've heard a lot of great things about the series. I was always wondering what happened with Cinder since her story never really ended in the first book. It's nice to know that you still get her story in this one.

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    1. I was glad they continued with Cinder's story. I'm betting it'll be throughout the rest of the books too.

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  2. Ah! I'm so glad you are reading this series. The next one is my fav and it just keeps getting better. Scarlet was my least favorite of them all and I still loved it! Cinder's story does continue throughout the series. Great review :D

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    1. Yay! Thanks for letting me know Cinder's story keeps going :D

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  3. I tried it on audio, but the cd from the library had issues...I should read it instead

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    1. Awww that sucks! Hope you can find the book instead :)

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  4. Sounds like a different sort of retelling. I mean that in a good way.

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    1. It really is, very interesting series!!

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  5. This series is hit or miss for me but I really enjoyed Scarlet and still need to read Winter.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Oh that's sad to hear, did you like the next book? I think it's Cress?

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  6. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one!! It was actually my least favorite in the series, but I still really liked it! I think my favorite might have been Winter, but I'm really not sure. Great review! :D

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. Can't wait to get to Winter then! Hope I love it the best ;)

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  7. I really enjoyed the first book but I need to read more! I need to try this one!

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  8. It's interesting--I don't read YA at all but I love the inventiveness of some of these stories. I enjoy reading your descriptions of them.

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    1. :) Some of these books come up with such unique ideas!

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