Friday, 11 April 2014

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth...

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the 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 or 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 is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
16-year-old Cinder is still in trouble, and is now about to escape from prison.
Can Cinder escape? What will Queen Levana do if she does? And what has a girl called Scarlet got to do with it?

This was a good sequel, and again I liked the way the classic fairy-tale was blended with the dystopian and sci-fi elements.

Scarlet was an interesting character, and I liked how much she loved her grandmother, even if she was a bit naïve about being able to rescue her!

The storyline in this was pretty good, and I liked how it tied in with the story from ‘The Queen’s Army’. I thought that the little quirks that made this different to Little Red Riding hood were pretty good, and I also thought it was good how Cinder and Scarlet’s stories were intertwined, even if again it was a little predictable in places.
There was a little more romance in this one than Cinder, but not much. I liked the little attraction between Wolf and Scarlet, but I would have liked there to have been a little bit more romance though.
I thought the ending was pretty good, and I’m interested to see where the story goes from here, even if the next book is 550 pages long!
Overall; a good sequel,
7.75 out of 10.

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