Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

This is Marissa Meyer’s second book in the Lunar Chronicles series, and it is perfect.

Hey that's a cool book you got there Finch!

Hey that’s a cool book you got there Finch!

There aren’t many occasions in which I can truly say the second book in a series is better than the first, but this one is. When I say better, I don’t mean the first book, Cinder, is not good; I just mean the story keeps getting better with every chapter! They complement each other skillfully and beautifully. Meyer is really a great writer which I think is rare these days. There are many, many writers out there who are good, and I love many of their books, but the caliber of Meyer’s storytelling, and her ability to grasp the reader’s attention and never let go, to me, is extraordinary.

Scarlet is the re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood in the same timeline as Cinder. The world is still suffering the after effects of World War IV, and Letumosis is still a big concern for everyone, since there is still no cure. Scarlet has other concerns on her mind, her grandmother has gone missing, and she has to do something about it.

Much like in Cinder, we follow Scarlet as she discovers things about herself and her family’s past she never would’ve thought possible. It is definitely a wild journey, and you will laugh and cry along with her. You will most definitely fall in love too! I’m not going to say who you’ll fall in love with, because I don’t want to ruin anything for anybody who hasn’t read it yet!

We also keep up with Cinder’s story. She and Scarlet become integral parts of each others lives. There are more characters introduced in this book, and the evil Queen Levana is more present too, which just makes the story more intense!

Have you read Scarlet? What did you think? What are some of your favorite characters?


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