Friday, August 21, 2015

Book Review: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)

I am going to try my best and not give any spoilers from Cinder or from Scarlet in this review.


Scarlet is a Sci-Fi, futuristic retelling of Little Red Riding Hoods and it is the second installment of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. The novel picks up just days after the events that occurred at the end of Cinder. Scarlet is looking for her grandmother who disappeared 2 weeks before the opening of the novel, she has no idea what has happened to her. However, she meets a street fighter named Wolf who seems to know about her grandmother's mysterious disappearance than he lets on. Together they have to travel through France to discover what truly happened to Scarlet's grandmother.

Meanwhile, Cinder is on the run after escaping from prison with the colorful Carswell Thorne, together they travel to France so that Cinder can find out more about her past after receiving life-changing news at the end of the first book (I can't say what it is because it will be a huge spoiler).

Once the news of Cinder's escape breaks out, the evil Queen Levana will stop at nothing to see her bought to justice, but why does she have such a fascination in the capture of Linh Cinder? (Again I can't say to much because it is a spoiler).

Cinder and Scarlet's lives do intercept later on in the novel, however for the most part it is almost as if there are two different story lines occurring, even though the reader knows that they are somehow related.

This book was really good, just like the first book in this series. It was unpredictable for the most part, which is nice because I hate novels that seem to be very predictable.

I listened to the audio book version of this book and the narrator, Rebecca Solers does a fantastic job with narrating, especially when she does the different accents which brings the story even more to life. I am busy listening to the third book Cress and I am happy that she is the narrator for that too.

Cinder continues to be a great character as she tries to figure out what to do next. Scarlet is also a good heroine, at first she seems to come across as helpless, but then it is soon discovered that she has spunky and feisty personality and isn't about to give up without a fight.

This books gets 5/5 stars because it was another thrilling adventure by Marissa Meyer and I am still amazed at every plot twist that occurs.

Happy Reading,

Janelle

P.S. Let me know if you have any book recommendations and I will check them out. 

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