Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

About the Book

Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison―even though she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive if she does―in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.
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.

My Review

The wait for this book to come in from the library was agony.  However, Scarlet does not disappoint.

In Scarlet, the world of the Lunar Chronicles expands from New Bejing to France.  These books are so diverse...I love them.  :)

Scarlet is a reincarnation of Little Red Riding Hood.  She's very outgoing and very trusting.  (There were some parts when I wanted to scream at her.). She's a well character, but I like Cinder better.

In this book, we are also introduced to Captain Carswell Thorne.  I have to be honest, Thorne is hilarious.  He's a Captain Jack Harkness type of character who isn't the most noble.  He's a good character.  :)

The rest of the cast is good too.  ;)

Basically, this book is awesome and you must read it.

Content Warnings

Like Cinder, this book has a bit of language.  There is also a bit more kissing than in Cinder.

About the Author

Marissa MeyerMarissa Meyer is a fangirl at heart, with a closet full of costumes, a Harry Potter wand on her desk, and a Tuxedo Mask doll hanging from her rear view mirror. Han and Leia are still her OTP. She may or may not be a cyborg. 

Announcement (Unrelated to Scarlet)

One of my good friends, Hosanna Emily, is hosting sign ups for her debut novella, The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser!  If you are interested, please go to her blog: http://havingaheartlikehis.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-mystery-of-midnight-trespasser.html


Have you read Cinder or Scarlet?  How did you like it?  Feel free to discuss/fangirl in the comments below!


  1. Oh Scarlet. I just love her and Wolf. Especially how he turns for her. THAT I loved.

    1. Oh, I forgot to say I, along with other bloggers, are putting on a writing contest April 15. Would you check it out and, if you would like, post something to help promote it?



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