Book Reviews, Dystopian, Fantasy, YA

Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

“I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.

Scarlet by marissa meyer

๐Ÿ“–โ€Scarlet Benoitโ€™s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her grandmother, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is drawn to him, and he to her. Halfway around the world, Cinder is trying to break out of prison- even though, if she succeeds she will be the Commonwealthโ€™s most wanted fugitive. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now they all must stay one step ahead of Queen Levana.โ€๐Ÿ“–


Scarlet is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. This book was even better than the first book Cinder for me. This continuation of the story was beautiful and heartbreaking and action-packed. It truly had me captivated from beginning to end.

Scarlet was a much more interesting character than Cinder. I also truly believe that Scarlet becoming a part of the story made Cinders story even better. I loved the girl power in this book. Scarlet knows what she wants and loves, and she doesn’t give up on those things. I also really enjoyed the romance aspect. I felt this story had much more of a romance element than Cinder. The relationship progression between Scarlet and Wolf kept me guessing as to where it would go.

This is still definitely a very light YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi but the writing is wonderful and makes for a very easy read. The world building is done flawlessly. With each book the world gets bigger and we get more detail and more questions answered. I can’t wait to pick up the third book in this series, Cress. Stay tuned for that review soon!

Content: violence

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