Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication: February 5th 2013 by Feiwel and Friends
Rating – 4.5/5
In the second installment of the Lunar Chronicles, we follow a new protagonist by the name of Scarlet. As Cinder was a re-telling of Cinderella, this book is a re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood. As usual, Marissa Meyer adds her own spin on it by incorporating a sci-fi twist. We basically have Scarlet who is on a mission to find her lost grandmother and along the way, she recruits the help of a fighter named Wolf. We also still see the stories of Cinder and her new accomplice, Captain Thorne, as well as Kai’s story arc too. Eventually all these stories do intertwine and more mysteries about the Lunar civilization are unraveled which keeps you glued to the book. I will admit that the first half of the book is quite slow which is why I gave it a 4.5/5 stars but the second half was very fast paced and it made up for the slow start.
- Scarlet – Fiery, Outspoken, Bold. Scarlet is a very strong character but I kind of saw her to be all over the place in the beginning but by the end of the book she does become a bit more rational and mature about her actions. Another issue is that she was only dealing with one problem which was finding her grandmother and that was pretty much it. However, since we will see more of her character in the future novels, I am sure there will be more room for character tension, struggles and development.
- Wolf – Silent, Strong, Fighter. Wolf is sort of the opposite of Scarlet since he is more reserved but still strong in character. There were a lot of mysteries surrounding his character which kept me intrigued and I ended up liking him in the end.
- Captain Thorne – A bit vain, Flirtatious and ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. Captain Thorne was definitely the comic relief in this novel and there were so many moments where I couldn’t help but laugh out loud with his shenanigans.
While I wouldn’t say this was a perfect book, I do think it offers a lot of potential for the continuation of the series. There are a lot of unanswered questions and mysteries which remain unsolved but this is what makes you fall in love with these books and reach for the next novel in the series. Marissa Meyer has definitely become one of my favorite authors of all time. How about you all? Did you enjoy Scarlet?