Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


“I lied to you about a lot of things….but I meant every apology.”

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Why you should read this book: If you loved Cinder then you are going to love this book!

If you haven’t read the first book of The Lunar Chronicles then don’t read the summary nor the review because it may contain spoilers.

After the events of the first book we move to France, to a little town where Scarlet and her grandmother lives. Lived, because grandmother Benoit has been kidnapped and nobody wants to help Scarlet find her. Until Wolf, a big guy with piercing green eyes, a fighter, offers to take her to where her grandmother is being held captive, in Paris.
In New Beijing Cinder escapes from prison and is now the most wanted person in the world, and the Moon. Evil Queen Levana is threatening an attack on Earth if the cyborg girl is not found and delivered to her as soon as possible. Is Kai’s marriage with the Queen the only way to save humanity? What will happen if he accepts her proposal and Cinder is not found?

“Lunar. Cyborg. Fugitive. Outlaw. Outcast.”

So Cinder escapes, she is wanted, Kai hates her, Levana wants her dead, it seems that learning the biggest secret about her true identity is changing everything. It’s not easy being her right now. Luckily, after a blueprint misunderstanding, she finds Thorne, sorry, Captain Thorne, willing to help her with his stolen ship. Little he knows who he is really helping! I picture him like a modern pirate, a little dirty but not in a smelly kind of way, beautiful messy hair and nice body. Yes, I like him!

In France we meet Scarlet, her grandmother is missing and nobody wants to help finding her. Villagers!! Boo!
I like Scarlet, but not always, sometimes she is a little bit annoying, just like Cinder. Of course this is because they’re young and so many huge things are happening to them. I get it. I love Wolf’s character, even when he was almost killing guys during fights! I think Wolf is put there as the kind of guy who you are scared but at the same time you want to protect. You may be surf size and he is like the Hulk but there’s always going to be a part of you wanting to kick some butts for him, if he needs it or not! The way he talks is really sweet, kind, delicate. Everything you wouldn’t expect in a guy as big as him.

“I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

Kai, what are we going to do with you?? Then again, even if I’m angry with him, there wasn’t really any other things to be done!! What is going to happen now?? I like that he doesn’t think Cinder is entirely at fault. He has to give her the benefit of the doubt and guess the reason why the evil queen wants her at all costs. It’s fishy, right? He doesn’t think so. Not very clever of you, Kaito!

“Cinder has a bit of crush in him”, Thorne stage-whispered.
“Don’t we all?” said Iko.”

I was happy with the new characters, the new developments (Iko!!!!) but then Adri and Pearl showed up. I just hate those two. Stepmother and stepsister doing their best at being the worst people on Earth.

I can’t wait to see what they are going to do next!

Do I recommend it? Yes, until now there aren’t books I will not recommend.
Rate: 4/5


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