Thursday, January 28, 2016

{REVIEW} Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Retelling
Publication: February 5th, 2013
Rating: ★★★★★

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.
I finally read this, people! I can't believe it took me so long to get to book 2 in The Lunar Chronicles series. I read Cinder by the end of November 2014, which means it took me a little over a year to continue. Horrible, right? I'm not even sure why I didn't pick this up sooner because ... I loved it. It was amazing! Marissa Meyer's writing style is incredible. I love how easy it is to read everything but also how detailed she describes the world and its surroundings. Not the mention the characters because they're equally amazing.

Besides meeting some characters from the first book - which made me very, very happy! -, we were also introduced to so many new ones. First there's Scarlet Benoit and let me just tell you: She is such a fascinating character. I loved how she didn't take shit from others - especially guys - and how she always stood up for the things that were important to her. She's fierce, knows how to kick ass and at the same time she's also kinda cute, caring and feminine. I loved that!

Then there's Wolf. Oh my god. I was intrigued by him the minute he entered the scene. I didn't really know what to think of him at first ... he was super quiet, very careful but had this dangerous vibe coming off of him. I wanted to know more about him. Like, seriously. I'm always captivated by those mysterious, quiet guys where you never really know what goes on in their minds. I can't help it, oh well.

Oh and let's not forget about Captain Thorne Carswell. He's been hilarious right from the beginning and made me laugh out loud so many times with his funny remarks. I loved the team-up with Cinder and liked these two together a lot ... it just worked, even though they wanted to strangle each other most of the time, haha. I'm very excited to find out more about him in the other books!

Red Riding Hood has always been one of my favorite fairy tales when I was a kid, so naturally I loved the story a lot. Scarlet's grandmother is missing and so she desperately tries to find her with the help of Wolf. I loved this little twist because ... well, you know how things are but obviously things are different in Scarlet. There were some other little twists and turns that I didn't expect but made me love the book even more and only added to its epicness.

I'm not quite sure how much I liked the ending ... some cruel things happened but overall it was a little predictable and didn't shock me as much as I hoped it would. I still love the book and characters a lot and therefore can't rate it differently. This series is AMAZING. Everyone should check it out and fall in love with Marissa's stories. Please do me that favor ... like, RIGHT NOW. :D

★★★★★

12 comments:

  1. I might not be attracted to guys with mysterious background because Wolf just didn't capture me. Also, I was never a fan of him even in Cress. Thorne and Cinder's parts were my fave! They just compliment each other's humor it was so perfect! Great review! I hope you get around Cress soon! :D

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. Oh really? I was just so surprised by the twist about Wolf ... I didn't expect that! I don't know, haha. But yeah, I'm REALLY curious about Thorne! :D Thank you! ♥

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  2. Yay!! I'm so glad you loved this one!! Thorne is seriously my favorite character of the entire series! I hope you pick up Cress and Winter soon! :D

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. I guess I'll have to?! Everyone keeps saying Thorne is their favorite and I DON'T KNOW WHY. I need to know though. He's funny and kinda cool but that's apparently not all. :P

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  3. YVONNEEEEEEE. I'm so glad you loved this one because I'm going to be reading it soon!! Cinder did not blow me away but I have higher expectations for this one. The new characters sound sooooo amazing oh em gee I need to read this immediately. Amazing review as usual, Yvonne!! :D ♥

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    1. I HOPE YOU'LL LIKE THIS ONE MORE! I loved Cinder - so sad to read you didn't like it that much! - but yeah, Scarlet is entirely different in my opinion. :D Thanks, lovely! ♥

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  4. Ooh, yes! I love this series and its characters! Thorne will only get funnier XD. I hope you'll enjoy Cress and Winter!

    Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite

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    1. Even funnier? HECK YES! I love funny guys and especially because everyone else loves him so much, I have a feeling that I will too. We'll see. :D

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  5. I haven't read this yet, even though so many people have recommended it to me❤️ I guess I have to get to it! Great review❤️

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    1. Yes! You totally should pick it up sometime soon, Alicia! It's an amazing series with great characters. :D Thank you! <3

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  6. Aaaaaah, I loved that you loved it! And that you liked Scarlet and Wolf as much as I did. Great review!

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    1. Thank you! ♥ They were amazing! Can't wait to read more about them! :D

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