[Review #111] Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Cover - Review Title: Scarlet
Series: Lunar Chronicles
Book two
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Science Fiction, Fairytale retelling
Young Adult
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The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth…

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’ve been highly anticipating Scarlet since I finished Cinder last year. The fact it took me so long to read this when I’ve had this book on my shelf for months is just ridiculous! I loved every minute of this book.

Scarlet was a different read to Cinder yet at the same time it still held the feeling that I felt when I read Cinder. The world was the same, I could crisply picture how the world had become in the future. The world building felt consistent which I was relieved with. This book followed along Scarlet’s path and story which happened to relate to Cinder in a way. I really liked that this book was mainly in Scarlet’s POV although at the same time we got chapters of other characters POV’s to see what they were up to; Cinder was still there and highly involved in the story. Even though she wasn’t the main, main character that this story focused on.

I liked Scarlet, she was fiery and passionate, she was fun to read. But as the book went on I did start to get annoyed at her naivety, her stubbornness and sometimes her childishness. Sometimes I thought she was so stupid for not having things figured out already. I really liked Wolf, he was interesting and alluring yet scary. Thorne was another new character that we got to meet and fall in love with, he became Cinder’s sidekick in a way although he likes to think of Cinder as his sidekick.

I loved how the story of Scarlet worked in with Cinder and how the characters Scarlet and Cinder related to each other. It was fascinating and interesting in how Meyer has worked this series. It only makes me more excited to read the rest of it and see where Meyer takes each story and how she works it in. This series is definitely my favourite retelling of fairy tales without it being a retelling.

Miss J

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3 thoughts on “[Review #111] Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

  1. I really liked Scarlet, but I liked Cinder better. But my favorite of the three in this series is Cress. I can’t wait to hear what you think of that one.

    I liked the character Scarlet a lot, but what frustrated me so much was how tough she seemed. I couldn’t relate to that as much. But I did still really like her. And I kind of LOVE Wolf.

    • I too think I enjoyed Cinder better but Scarlet was a fun read for me. Eek I’ve finished Cress and I actually really liked it! I’m dying for Winter!

  2. Pingback: [Review #118] Cress by Marissa Meyer | Miss Book Reviews

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