Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

13206760Title: Scarlet| Goodreads |
Author:  Marissa Meyer | Goodreads | Website |
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles |

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


First, I want to say a big HUGE THANK YOU to my OTSPSecretSister for gifting me this book for one of my first gifts from her. (Still have no idea who she is, lol). This was a book I wanted to read as it continues the story of Cinder and Prince Kai, but introduces us to new characters.  I will admit by the time I read Scarlet, I did know that Cinder was in the book, not necessarily in Scarlet’s story.


This is the story about Scarlet Benoit, as she struggles to find her Grandmother who has been kidnapped, but who everyone else thinks has just up and left. Scarlet doesn’t believe that her grandmother would leave her without a word.  During Scarlet’s searching for her grandmother she meets a street fighter named Wolf, who turns out to want to help her find her grandmother, as he may actually know where she was taken.

Basically this s a modern day retelling of the Little Red Riding story but told in a much different world.

In this book we get Cinder’s and Scarlet’s stories at the same time as we watch Scarlet search for her grandmother and learn things about her grandmothers past she never knew. We also get to see Cinder try and escape from prison before she is taken back to Luna by Queen Levana.

As the story progresses Scarlet finds her grandmother, finds out much needed information about Wolf, and his part in Queen Levana’s plot against Earth (it’s not a big part, but once you read it you’ll understand). We also find out that Scarlet’s grandmother may be connected to how Cinder came to live on earth. All of this leads to Cinder and Scarlet’s stories connecting and embarking on a new journey together as they evade Queen Levana’s forces.

One thing that was great in this book is the backstories we get on Cinder and Scarlet that helps the stories move forward.


As with most books that are part of a series, there is a bit of a lead in to the next book, and it made me more excited to find out about Cress’ story as well as see catch up with Scarlet and Cinder.



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