Thursday, October 30, 2014
Scarlet - A Review
Series - Lunar Chronicles Book 2
Author - Marissa Meyer
Title - Scarlet
Format - ebook, hardcover, paper, audio
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Cinder has escaped from prison and is on the run with Captain Carswell Thorne. They are heading to France to find Michelle Benoit, a woman who may have information about Cinder's past. Scarlet Benoit is frustrated. Her grandmother disappeared a few weeks ago and the police aren't doing anything to try to find her. She soon finds herself being chased by the same ones who kidnapped her grandmother. Scarlet must put her trust in Wolf, the wild man who saves her. Yet there is more to Wolf than Scarlet knows. When she finds out his secrets, will she be able to overcome this betrayal? And what'll happen when she meets up with Cinder?
For some strange reason, it took me a while to get to reading this series. Yet now that I have, I've found that I really am enjoying these fairy tale retellings.
Scarlet is a Little Red Riding Hood retelling. I loved the interactions between Wolf and Scarlet. I loved their dynamics. They are such fun. It was also nice to get glimpses into Kai and how he is adjusting to being Emperor with an evil queen wanting any reason to go to war against Earth. And to see Cinder learning more and more of how to use her gifts. I'll admit that I felt bad for Wolf and all he's been through, but I think that made him all the more interesting.
I rented this book from the library to read for pure pleasure. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of fairy tales, dystopian, young adult, Twilight, Hunger Games
Rating - 5 stars