Thu, November 29, 2012

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Review

Scarlet book cover

Scarlet book cover

Scarlet
By Marissa Meyer
Publication date: Feb. 5, 2013
Feiwel and Friends, 464 pages
Source: Publisher

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-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 and 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 has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

— Goodreads.com description

I’m not going to lie: When I heard that this book involved new characters, I sort of freaked out. I loved every single thing about Marissa Meyer’s first book, Cinder, and I wanted more more more. So, honestly, my first thought was, “NOOOoooOoOoOoooo I need know what happened to Cinder and Prince Kai!”

Erm, well, I was wrong. Marissa Meyer, I am sorry I doubted you! You are genius!

Cinder is there! Prince Kai is there! And the new characters? LOVE ‘EM! Wolf. Oh, Wolf! I lurve you.

Oh, goodness me, this series is fun. I think my friend Shanyn said something like, “I want to read this book forever,” and I have to agree. Meyer is a gifted storyteller and extremely skilled at putting smart, fresh twist on fairytales. I’ll never doubt her again!

I know this review is super early but I wanted to be sure you didn’t pull an Anna. No, sir, you should totally be preordering and psyching yourself up for one darn good book!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: fairy tale, marissa meyer, romance, science fiction
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  1. Lori said:

    I’m going to be reading this soon so I’m thrilled to hear you loved it so much! I was a little worried about new characters as well.

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  2. We Heart YA said:

    YAY! We really enjoyed CINDER too, and after hearing Marissa talk about her plans for the series last year, we were really excited and impressed by her ambition. Glad to know it lives up!

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  3. April Books & Wine said:

    OH MY GODDDD I WANT TO READ THIS NOW.

    WHY AM I WAITING.

    WHY AM I TYPING ALL CAPS?
    Oh yeah that’s just my excitement. <3

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  4. Alexa Y. said:

    I absolutely LOVED Scarlet! I was, like you, a bit worried going into it, but I shouldn’t have feared. Marissa Meyer has the ability to write a story that is utterly compelling and unique and I love it.

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  5. Magan @ Rather Be Reading said:

    I’m pretty sure we’ve done a sufficient amount of “OMG WOLF.. OMG.” This book? AHHHH. Marissa Meyer is freakin’ awesome. <33333

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  6. Susan (Bloggin’ ’bout Books) said:

    LOL – I felt the EXACT same way about this one. I was a *little* bit nervous going into it, but I ended up liking it just as much as CINDER. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I LOVE this series!

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