Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


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.


I had read Cinder some time back and I found it to be supremely unique and well written. It was unlike any other book I'd read before which is hard to say nowadays. So I was pretty excited to get started on Scarlet. The way Cinder and Scarlet's lives intertwined was extremely well portrayed and I enjoyed Scarlet much much more than Cinder.

Scarlet's grandmother is missing and she is desperately searching for her. She knows her grandmother wouldn't leave her just like that and she believes she has been kidnapped. She will do whatever it takes to bring her grandmother back. But what Scarlet doesn't know is that it is all connected to something so much bigger. I adored Scarlet. She was so fierce and determined. She worked hard and fought hard. When she meets Wolf her world gets toppled upside down.

Wolf was one of the best characters I've read about. He was an alpha through and through. He's a street fighter but there are so many more layers to his personality. Another thing that made Wolf even more swoon worthy to me was the way he was smitten with Scarlet. He was so hesitant with her in the beginning. He genuinely cared about her and was determined to help her. All the possessiveness and protectiveness just made me drool all over him.

The romance between Scarlet and Wolf was not exactly insta love but it was pretty damn close to it. There are several events which happen which bring them closer to each other. Plus they have hot chemistry and I thoroughly enjoyed all the twists and turns which came in their relationship. But Scarlet is not all about Scarlet and Wolf. Cinder plays a major part in the story.

I loved seeing Cinder again. We get introduced to Cadet Carson who was hilarious! His comic relief was so perfectly timed that it made me laugh out loud several times. We also get snippets from Prince Kai which played an integral part in moving the story forward. Marissa Meyer has written a beautiful, complicated and complex story. I'm a fan. I can't wait to see what happens next in the Lunar Chronicles.


  1. This is my niece's favorite series and I still have not managed to start it. :( Boo me! I love the concept that Meyer has come up with for this series, so adorably unique and from all the reviews it sounds like she has executed it well. Glad you're enjoying it!

  2. YAY!!! I loved Scarlet more than Cinder too! And Wolf! O..M..G.. No words. I loved how Cinder and Scarlet's lives were interconnected, never saw THAT coming! And the grandmother was so sneaky O.O Ahh, I can't wait to read Cress! Great review, Janhvi :)

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