Scarlet // Marissa Meyer

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013

This review contains mild spoilers for Cinder.

Scarlet is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles and the sequel to Cinder. Scarlet is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and follows both Cinder and Prince Kai as well as Scarlet Benoit - a badass new character. In stead of a long, red cape, Scarlet has a red hoodie and a handgun, and her mission in this book is to find her grandmother, who has been kidnapped or killed.

The book starts off right where the last one ended - Cinder and a fellow inmate, Captain Carswell Thorne, manage to escape from prison. They are on the run, and queen Levana will stop at nothing to find them.
Scarlet Benoit lives in a small town in France, and she could probably beat up every other dystopian heroine out there. She does not need anybody's help, and she is not afraid to pull out her gun to get what she wants. Her grandmother is missing, and when no one else seems to care, Scarlet take matters into her own hands, and decides to pair up with the mysterious Wolf to go find her grandmère.

In most of the reviews I've read, people seem to like Wolf. He is mysterious, tall, with dark hair and muscles, and even though he isn't your typical "tough guy" (he is a bit shy and awkward) which made him stand out, I didn't like him a lot. I didn't like the "insta-love" between him and Scarlet either. They fall in love pretty quickly, and as much as I loved Scarlet - I couldn't understand why she liked Wolf.

I loved the plot of the book though. It was fast-paced, with great character development and you got to know all the characters really well. I think I liked the first book a bit more, even though Scarlet is my new favorite character!

If you haven't read Cinder yet - WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Go pick it up right now!


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