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Scarlet (the Lunar Chronicles) Review





Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She is 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. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about 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.


Sorry for the delay, but here’s my review for Scarlet, which is a re-read 🌹 I hope you enjoy my review!

Scarlet is a futuristic retelling of the classic fairytale Little Red Ridinghood, also known as Little Red Cap or Red Riding Hood, which is about a young girl and the big bad wolf. Even though Marissa Meyer has aspects of the classic in Scarlet, she made it her own when adding in the futuristic elements, which is what makes this series so enjoyable to read. Marissa Meyer turned Little Red into the strong female lead Scarlet. We see Scarlet’s internal struggle with her grandmother’s disappearance and her feelings for Wolf, who she barely knows. We also get to experience different points of view in this installment, where we switch between Scarlet, Cinder, Emperor Kai and a brief chapter from Queen Levana while she’s on Luna. All in all, an amazing continuation of Cinder from the wonderful mind of Marissa Meyer 😊


What is your favorite quote and character from Scarlet?


“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

And Scarlet is my favorite, with Thorne coming in at a close second πŸ’Ÿ


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