Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Posted February 25, 2013 by Nessa @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
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Also by this author: Cinder, Cinder

Title: Scarlet

Series: Lunar Chronicles #2

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Number of pages: 452

Source: Bought
Buy: Amazon, B&N

Book Description:

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 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.

 

Marissa Meyer did it again. Scarlet is absolutely amazing! I was able to meet Marissa last year at the Austin Teen Book Festival before I read Cinder, and I was pretty skeptical about reading Cinder to begin with. After Katrina and I interviewed Marissa and chatted about her thought processes, her enthusiasm about the book pulled me in. I bought Cinder that day and kicked myself for not reading it sooner. I will be the first to tell you I am not a Sci-Fi girl. I was never a Trekkie or a huge fan of Star Wars. With all of that being said once I finished Cinder I couldn’t wait for the rest of the Lunar Chronicles to be published. Once I got my hands on Scarlet I was not able to put it down. The way Marissa merged both Scarlet’s story and Cinder’s was just flawless. Scarlet is such a strong character. We follow her on her journey to find her missing grandmother in the futuristic world of hovers and androids. I can relate to her head strong stubborn personality as I am pretty stubborn myself. I absolutely fell in love with her and cheered her on throughout her journey. While she is plotting her moves to find her grandmother a stranger enters her little town who has agreed to help Scarlet find her grandmother. What is a fairytale without the handsome and strong love interest? Well Marissa sure did deliver as Wolf is all of the above. We don’t know if we should punch him or hug him. With secrets of his own they set out on the adventure of finding grandma, and of course finding out more about Cinder’s past along the way. This book is irresistible and I must say I cannot wait for the next two books. I give this book 5 out of 5. Happy reading my bookish babes!

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It’s always hard to do an “about me.” I’m not really good at talking about myself so here it goes… I love to read. The only other thing I love as much as reading is fashion. Reading got me through some of the darkest days of my life, and even now it helps me after those stressful days at the office. On top of being an avid reader, I am a student, wife, a mother of two boys (ages 7 and 4), and a full time employee. My plate is definitely full, but I love every minute of my life. Maybe not always the countless hours at the office, but I am definitely blessed. I agreed to help Katrina with her blog, and boy I didn’t realize how much work it truly is! I am honored to be a part of it. I read a lot of contemporary novels, but Katrina has opened me up to the world of YA. I have to say I am hooked! I bow to all the wonderful authors of this genre. The worlds they put together is amazing. I am a fine arts junkie. I love art, movies, theater, and music. Anything that you can do to express yourself, to show your creativeness and uniqueness, I’m normally a fan of. I am an activist of being true to yourself and always marching to the beat of your own drum. I feel it is important to know who you are, and never apologize for being yourself. I love to laugh so I haunt comedy clubs frequently. I am also a homebody. This sister likes your downtime! You can usually find me snuggled in my bed with a good book, watching a movie or my seasons of Buffy. The show never gets old people!!!! That’s about all there is to know about me, so keep reading you bookish babes!

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