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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer
Release Date: February 5 2013
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan)
ISBN: 0312642962
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Obsessed!
From Goodreads.

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.

 Holy crap Scarlet was flipping fantastic! I loved Cinder and how Marissa turned a fairy tale into something new and sci-fi but, kept the Cinderella elements there. She did the same with Scarlet but in my opinion she did it even better!

What I loved about this book is we still get Cinder’s POV but we also get Scarlet’s as well and now we have two kick ass heroines in one book! Also we get to see Kai’s POV (but not very much I hear he has a bigger part in Cress) and a newcomer Captain Carswell Thorne who is so funny he made me snort in a few parts! The one character I was really intrigued by was Wolf. When I met Marissa all she would say was “He’s sexy… a street fighter with a dark and mysterious past. That’s all I can say for now.” Ok well she had me hooked with sexy lol but, what I didn’t expect was that I’d fall so damned hard for this guy. Prince Kai fans may not; they are two completely different people but I like my guys a little rough around the edges and Wolf was definitely that! He now owns my heart completely. Don’t get me wrong I still love Kai but he’s not my dude.

Scarlet is Red Riding Hood on steroids people! This story has so much action and pure craziness you will love it!  I love that Marissa seemed to up the sci-fi aspect too more ships and aliens, also more danger and swoon-worthy moments! I cannot tell you how much I am dying to read book 3 Cress now! 

This wait is going to suuuccckkkkkk!!!!!

I chose a couple passages because I couldn’t choose just one lol.

Cinder and Thorne:

“It seems that you’ve stumbled into the wrong jail cell. Do you need directions to get back to yours?”

She blinked.

Thorne smiled.

The girl frowned.

Her irritation made her prettier, and Thorne cupped his chin, studying her. 

He’d never met a cyborg before, much less flirted with one, but there was a first time for everything.

“These cells aren’t supposed to be occupied,” she said.

“Special circumstances.”

She surveyed him for a moment, her brows knitting together. “Murder?”

His grin grew. “Thank you, but no. I started a riot on the yard.” He adjusted his collar, before adding, “We were protesting the soap.”

Her confusion grew, and Thorne noticed that she was still in her defensive stance.

“The soap,” he said again, wondering if she’d heard him. “It’s too drying.”

She said nothing.

“I have sensitive skin.”

Scarlet and Wolf:
“It wasn’t me,’ He said, his tone unwavering. “There are other tattoos like mine. It was someone else.”

“Oh, really? Like you’re part of some cult or something?” The feathered body of one of the chickens pressed against her leg and she started, barely managing to keep the gun level.

“Or something,” he said with a flinching shrug. One foot crunched against the gravel.

“Don’t come any closer!” Scarlet yelled. The chicken clucked and dawdled away. 

“I will shoot, you know.”

“I know.” A flicker of kindness passed over him and he pointed at his temple. 

“You’ll want to aim for the head. That usually makes for a fatal shot. Or, if you’re feeling shaky, the torso. It’s a larger target.”

“Your head looks pretty big from here.”

He laughed—the expression changing everything about him. His stance relaxed, his face warmed.


  1. Great review! I'm glad to hear this sequel is just as good - if not better - than the first book. Can't wait to read this!

  2. I am dying to read this!! I have it pre-ordered already. Thorne and Wolf both sound awesome!! And Scarlet sounds bad ass!! Can't wait to read this!!

  3. "Red Riding Hood on steroids"! Love it!
    I haven't read Cinder but now I really must.

  4. Oh, god, I am SO (so, so SO) going to love Scarlet and Wolf. Kill me now.

  5. OH MY WORD. Could I be more excited?! (No.) The thought of reading about Scarlet AND Cinder has me in a tizz. This book sounds perfect and I almost want to smack you for having read it already. Brilliant review <3

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